Dicrodon guttulatum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Infraorder: Scincomorpha
Family: Teiidae
Genus: Dicrodon
A.M.C. Duméril & Bibron, 1839

3 species, see text

Dicrodon guttulatum in an illustration by P.J. Smit.

Dicrodon is a genus of lizards in the family Teiidae. Commonly known as desert tegus, there are three described species.

Geographic range

Desert tegus are found in South America, specifically in Peru and Ecuador.


Desert tegus are the smallest species of tegu.[1]


The following species, listed alphabetically by specific name, are recognized as being valid.[2][3]


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