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A 5-yr-old female Argentine black and white tegu (Salvator merianae) was presented for a lack of fecal output, anorexia, and lethargy. Several weeks prior the tegu underwent a rapid diet change to whole rodents. Computed tomography revealed a mineral-dense calculus in the distal colon, causing...

Author(s)
Epstein, J. J.; Doss, G.; Yaw, T.; Mans, C.; Ferreira, T. H.
Publisher
Association of Reptilian and Amphibian Veterinarians, Chester Heights, USA
Citation
Journal of Herpetological Medicine and Surgery, 2020, 30, 1/2, pp 21-27
Abstract

Salvator merianae (Argentine Black and White Tegu, hereafter, Tegu) is an omnivorous, burrowing lizard native to South America. Tegus were introduced through the pet trade, and free-ranging populations now threaten many native species in Florida. As Tegu control programs expand and more traps are...

Author(s)
Avery, M. L.; Humphrey, J. S.; Engeman, R. M.
Publisher
Humboldt Field Research Institute, Steuben, USA
Citation
Southeastern Naturalist, 2016, 15, Special Issue 8, pp 107-113
Abstract

Of the 934 lizard species evaluated by the International Union for the Conservation of Nature (IUCN), at least one-third is threatened with extinction. However, there are no reports of semen cryopreservation efforts for lizards. Invasive Argentine black and white tegus were captured in the Florida...

Author(s)
Young, C.; Ravida, N.; Curtis, M.; Mazzotti, F.; Durrant, B.
Publisher
Elsevier, New York, USA
Citation
Theriogenology, 2017, 87, pp 55-63
Abstract

The gastrointestinal tract of 20 Argentine black and white tegu Salvator merianae, was examined in search of nematodes. The diaphanocephalid nematode Diaphanocephalus galeatus was identified with a prevalence of 80%. This work contributes to the knowledge of the host's helminth diversity, being the ...

Author(s)
Vieira, T. D.; Fedatto-Bernardon, F.; Müller, G.
Publisher
Instituto de Biologia, Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico (UNAM), Mexico City, Mexico
Citation
Revista Mexicana de Biodiversidad, 2016, 87, 2, pp 512-515
Abstract

The Burmese python, Python bivittatus Kuhl, is a well-established invasive species in the greater Everglades ecosystem of southern Florida, USA. Most research on its ecological impacts focuses on its role as a predator and its trophic interactions with native vertebrate species, particularly...

Author(s)
Reeves, L. E.; Krysko, K. L.; Avery, M. L.; Gillett-Kaufman, J. L.; Kawahara, A. Y.; Connelly, C. R.; Kaufman, P. E.
Publisher
Public Library of Sciences (PLoS), San Francisco, USA
Citation
PLoS ONE, 2018, 13, 1, pp e0190633

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