| Callopistes maculatus|
The Dwarf Tegu or Spotted False Monitor (Callopistes maculatus) is a species of lizard in the Teiidae family. It is endemic to Chile, with emphasis on occurrence in the Chilean matorral ecoregion according to Hogan and World Wildlife Fund.
It is the largest lizard of Chile, reaching a 50 cm (19.6 in) length. A diurnal species, it mainly preys upon insects, although it also eats other smaller lizards, snakes, and small birds and mammals.
- C. Michael Hogan & World Wildlife Fund. 2013. Chilean matorral. ed. M.McGinley. Encyclopedia of Earth. National Council for Science and the Environment. Washington DC
- World Conservation Monitoring Centre 1996. Callopistes maculatus. 2006 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Downloaded on 28 July 2007.
Other on-line sources
- Reptile database: Callopistes maculatus
- Ireland's Reptile Community: Common Names/Scientific Names
- Reptic Zone: Reptile and Amphibian Information
- Tegu Talk: Sci-Tech Dictionary: Teiidae