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Fully grown caiman lizards can reach lengths of up to 120 cm. This qualifies them as some of the largest arboreal lizards in South America. Their scales are an olive green to dark brown colour. They have rather bulky bodies and can weigh up to three kilograms.

Characteristics

ClassificationOrder: scaled reptiles; family: teiids
DietPredominantly water snails, but also insects, worms and crustaceans
HabitatSwampy areas of the Amazon
ReproductionLays an average of 6 eggs; incubation ca. 130 –160 days

Status according to Red List

More information you will get on the web page of the IUCN Red List.

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