Tupinambis

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Tupinambis

 

(teju, tegu), a genus of reptiles of the family Teiidae of the suborder Sauria (Lacertilia). Tejus measure up to 90 cm in length and weigh up to 5 kg. There are four species, which are distributed in South America. The best known is Tupinambis teguixin, which inhabits forests, riverbanks, swamps, and fields. It shelters primarily in armadillo burrows and old termite nests and anthills. Its diet consists of small mammals, birds and their eggs (it sometimes raids chicken coops), amphibians, invertebrates, and fruits. From 23 to 36 eggs are deposited in the loose soil that fills old passageways in armadillo burrows or in piles of plant residue. The meat of the tejus tastes like chicken and is used for food. The skin is used to make various articles.

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Caption: New data and thermal imagery (shown, yellow indicates higher temperatures) suggest that tegu lizards can generate their own body heat.
Argentine tegus have a tendency to become attached to their owners and are generally quite docile.
is what separates Tegu from most other manufacturing settings in developing countries.
He's one of the biggest tegus we''ve ever seen, but this will be the first time visitors to the centre will have had the chance to meet him.
In one case, a man claiming joint affiliation to clans Tegu and Mudi informed me that when he and his sister, his father's two oldest children, were born, their mother followed the nursing prescription of Mudi, whereas after the birth of his younger siblings, she consumed the galactogogue of clan Tegu.
La reformulacion del TEGU permite ahora evaluar simultaneamente los sistemas curriculares de las carreras universitarias en sus dimensiones cognitiva (TSCU y TSPU con la escala chilena 1 a 7) y afectiva (TECU y TEPU con la escala 0 a 10 de relajacion a tension).
13) Tegu kerai pirma praeis (tegu + 3rd person of the future indicative), o paskui apie sliuba kalbek (LKM 155) 'Let the bad spell first disappear, only then start to talk about the wedding'.
Similar commercial projects have been proposed, or have begun, for fast-breeding, high-demand reptiles such as green iguanas (relished for food and the pet trade), South American tegu lizards (valued for their skin), and Asian geckos (prized in traditional Asian medicine).
Loki the lizard is an Argentine giant tegu, the largest species of its kind, and has been on the run for three days.