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Argentine Tegu Morph & Hybrid List

There are over 400 species of tegu lizards out there, but only a few are kept in captivity: the Argentine black and white tegu (salvator merianae), the Red tegu (Salvator rufescens), and the Colombian golden tegu (salvator teguixin).

Despite their names, none of these species are limited to one color, and breeders have fun experimenting with genetic combinations in order to create rare, unique morphs.

Below, a list of all the most unique and amazing tegu morphs and hybrids in the trade.

Rare & Unique Tegu Morphs

Chacoan White-headed Tegu

Salvator merianae

Genes: Chacoan

Also known as Paraguayan tegu, this is sometimes mistaken for a distinct species but it’s actually a morph. Juvenile Chacoan tegus have a green coloration which fades into white as they grow into adults.

source: undergroundreptiles

Baby Chacoan White Headed Tegu

Albino Tiger Ice Tegu

Salvator merianae x Salvator rufescens

Genes: Blue, Chacoan, Red

A fascinating albino hybrid with banding and crisp waving patterns with high purple blushing

source: undergroundreptiles

Albino Tiger Ice Tegu

Super Blue Tegu

Salvator merianae

Genes: Blue, Red, Het Albino

Fantastic smaller variety of tegu with great temperament. Adults grow around 3-3.5 feet in size.

source: undergroundreptiles

Super Blue Tegu

Firebelly Tegu

Salvator merianae

Genes: Unknown

A very colorful “black and yellow” tegu with an orange belly.

Source: Ackerman’s Wholesale Exotic Pets

Firebelly Tegu

Pink Panther Tegu

Salvator merianea x Salvator rufescens

Genes: Red, Blue, Het Albino

They display an awesome array of patterns and colors and grow to 3-4 feet in length.

source: undergroundreptiles

Pink Panther Tegu

Porphura Tegu

Salvator merianea x Salvator rufescens

Genes: Blue, Red, Ice Het Albino

Yellow and black coloration with reddish hues.

source: undergroundreptiles

Porphura Tegu

Tribrid Tegus

A tribrid tegu is a morph that results from the combination of three different genes of tegu. For example, some tegu may have a black & white tegu x blue tegu x red tegu genes combination.

Tribid tegus are some of the rarest and most sought after morphs in the market, as they often display the most diverse variety of colors.

Tribrid tegu. Source: Rose City Reptiles TX

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