Crocodilurus

Crocodilurus

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Crocodilurus amazonicus

Crocodilurus is a lizard genus that belongs to the family Teiidae. It is monotypic, with only a single described species, Crocodilurus amazonicus, the crocodile tegu. It is locally known as the jacarerana. This semiaquatic lizard has a flattened, paddle-like tail and is found in the Amazon Basin and the Guiana Shield in South America. It feeds on arthropods, amphibians, reptiles and fish. It is not related to crocodilians.

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References

1. Crocodilurus Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crocodilurus
2. Crocodilurus on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/178328/44953358

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