5 comments for “Golden Tegu – South American lizard seen in Brazil

  1. matt
    March 3, 2009 at 02:43

    this is actually an argentine black and white tegu. the golden or “columbian” has only one scale between the eyes and nose this one has two. also the skin of this tegu is beaded like a gila monster and light in color another sign that its an argentine tegu. golden tegus have a smooth looking scales like a snake would but a little bit rougher.

  2. March 5, 2009 at 00:37

    Matt. You impressed me. Thanks for the details and the identification.

  3. September 21, 2009 at 05:28

    Wow, that IS a large lizard. It reminds me of the Komodo.

  4. September 21, 2009 at 19:37

    Actually, it is much smaller than the Komodo dragon. It’s only about 80cm to 1m long. Big enough already. But shy.

  5. chris
    October 19, 2009 at 21:32

    Actually it’s about 1/2 the size of the Komodo (8-10ft or 3m) the Argentine Tegu a.k.a The Gaint Tegu reaches 4-5ft ( 1.5m) in size

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