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Continent: South-America
Distribution: Chile (Coquimbo, Cautin; HR 33: 226), Argentina (Neuquen)  
Type locality: Talcahuano, Provincia de Concepción, Chile.
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Liolaemus chiliensis

The Chilean tree iguana, Liolaemus chiliensis, is a species of lizard in the Iguanidae family. It is endemic to Chile and southwestern Neuquen Province, Argentina.

It occurs in open forests and ecotonal scrublands or scrub-steppes, chiefly in the Chilean Matorral ecoregion.[1]


The Chilean tree iguana is a relatively large-sized lizard, reaching 25 cm (9.8 in) in total length. It is an oviparous species, and feeds mainly of insects and other invertebrates.[2]

This species is sometimes kept as a pet,[3] although such a practise violates conservation biology principles, since this species has such a limited range, and is thus vulnerable to habitat disruption and population declines.


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