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Caiman Lizard Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Dracaena guianensis
  • Class

    Reptiles
  • Order

    Sauria
  • Range

    Northern South America, from Colombia to Brazil

  • Habitat

    Caiman lizards favor watery habitats, including swamps and flooded woodlands.

  • Niche

    This sizable lizard spends much of its time in the water, where it feeds almost exclusively on snails. At night, individuals retreat to trees and bushes.

  • Life History

    Males and females come together to mate, with the female laying eggs after breeding.

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