Dicrodon

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Dicrodon
Dicrodon guttulatum.jpg
Dicrodon guttulatum
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Teiidae
Subfamily: Teiinae
Genus: Dicrodon
A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1839
species

3 species, see text

Dicrodon guttulatum in an illustration by P.J. Smit.

Dicrodon is a genus of lizards in the family Teiidae. Commonly known as desert tegus, there are three described species.

Geographic range[edit]

Desert tegus are found in South America, specifically in Peru and Ecuador.

Description[edit]

Desert tegus are the smallest species of tegu.[1]

Species[edit]

The following species, listed alphabetically by specific name, are recognized as being valid.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GBIF.org
  2. ^ Dicrodon, Reptile Database
  3. ^ GBIF.org