Argentine Black & White Tegu

Argentine Black & White Tegu

Scientific Name

Salvator merianae


Eastern and central South America


Tropical rainforests and savannahs

What do they eat?

Omnivore; invertebrates, fruits, and seeds


Least concern

Conservation Threats

Hunting and trapping, also for domestic pet use

Fun Facts
  • Males can have jowls, which shows he’s getting good nutrition
  • One of the smartest species of reptiles- ours are target trained and know their trainers
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