Northern Caiman Lizard Dracaena guianensis

Caiman Lizard
Northern Caiman Lizard
The Caiman Lizard, also called Northern Caiman Lizard to distinguish from the grey Paraguay Caiman Lizard, is a large, heavy, water-loving lizard native to swamps and forest water-courses of northern South America. Its diet is mainly snails and crayfish.
Caiman Lizard
Northern Caiman Lizard
An attractive lizard with an orange or red head and green body, it is related to the similar-sized Tegu (both reach some 4 feet long) and has water adaptations such as a flattened tail and crocodilian features like its namesake, the Caiman crocodile. Males are more brightly-coloured than females.
Caiman Lizard
Caiman Lizard
Northern Caiman Lizard
Unfortunately, its colourful, leathery skin makes it a target for collection from the wild for the leather trade.