Diet of the Invasive Argentine Black and White Tegu in Central Florida

  title={Diet of the Invasive Argentine Black and White Tegu in Central Florida},
  author={Marie-Therese “Tessie” Offner and Todd Campbell and Steve A. Johnson},
  journal={Southeastern Naturalist},
  pages={319 - 337}
Abstract Salvator merianae (Argentine Black and White Tegu, hereafter also ABWT) is a large bodied, omnivorous lizard native to South America. In Florida, where the species was introduced via the pet trade and is invasive, there are at least 3 established populations as well as numerous one-off observations. We collected ABWTs from public and private property to determine their diet in central Florida (Hillsborough County) from 2012 to 2016. We determined frequency of occurrence (FO) for items… 


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