The Tupinambis rufescens (tegu rufescens) is a diurnal aminal living in temperate zones and that during the winter time protects digging in the ground and staying in hibernation even up to seven months. It grows rapidly and can reach remarkable dimensions: the male reaches up to 140cm of length. The red colouration comes to maturity and the male always maintains a more vivid colouration.
CITES: Appendix II, all. B
Distribution: Argentina, Bolivia, Paraguay.
Feeding: fruits, vegetables, insects, rodents, fish and meat in general.