The Argentine black and white tegu is a species of lizard in the family Teiidae. Other names are the Argentine giant tegu, the black and white tegu, and the huge tegu. Males can grow as large as 4.5 feet while females usually do not get larger than 3 feet in length. These reptiles are known for their unusually high intelligence and can also be house-broken which is why they are sometimes kept as pets. Tegus are omnivorous having been observed eating a wide range of invertebrates, including insects, fruits, and seeds, and on occasion eggs from the nests of birds and other reptiles.
- From Owner Jay Villemarette's private collection
- Minor damage to the right side of the skull
- Incomplete Skeleton
- Skull Length 7.2cm (2.8in)
- Skull Width 3.7cm (1.5in)
- Skull Height 3.5cm (1.4in)