Shadow30's picture

Nomenclature query

At the Asa Wright Centre, Trinidad, I had pointed out to me a retile called Tiger Lizard Tupinambis negropunctatus.
I can find nothing on Google or Wikipedia, and am wondering whether:

1. Tiger Lizard is a local name

2. I misheard the scientific name

Any thoughts please?

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Masked Marvel's picture

Common tegu

It might be the common tegu Tupinambis teguixin, which used to be know as T. nigropunctatua

Shadow30's picture

Common tegu

Many thanks. I'll settle for that.

John