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Caiman Lizard Skull Replica measures 4.2 inches. Caiman Lizard Skull Replica is museum quality polyurethane cast. 2-part skull (separate cranium & jaw). Made in USA. Our precise skull can be used as a teaching tool, museum skull exhibit, home decor skull, or office decor skull.
The Caiman lizard, Northern Caiman lizard or Dracaena guianensis is built similarly to its cousin the tegu, with a large heavy set body and short but powerful limbs. Its head is bulky and often a red or orange color. Their jaws are heavily muscular to help aid in eating its normal prey of snails, craw-fish and fresh water clams.
It also has a few adaptations that help it in its watery habitat. It has a long and flattened tail, similar to its namesake, the caiman. The long tail helps them to successfully swim and dive. A clear third eyelid is thought to act like a pair of goggles underwater.
The body is very similar to that of a crocodile. It is typically a bright green with slight dark green banding. There are horned raised scales along the dorsal of the back. This helps to provide some protection against predators.
The Caiman lizard or Dracaena guianensis can reach up to 4 ft long and weigh up to 10 lb. Caiman lizards are found in South America in Ecuador, Colombia, Paraguay, Peru and Brazil.
These semi-aquatic lizards spend a lot of time in the water and inhabit marshes, streams and flooded forests. They often bask on branches overhanging the water.
Caiman lizards are kept in private collections, but they are not yet kept in large numbers due to their tendency to only accept snails, and their high price. Additionally, they are arboreal, aquatic, and burrowing, so suitable enclosures are usually only made by zoos.
Caiman lizards or Dracaena guianensis born in captivity have been known to take a variety of food items, including snails, fish, cat food, and crustaceans. Their temperament is comparable to that of a tegu.
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