In the Amazon, the lizard known as calango is sometimes called a chameleon, but it is an iguana. Fairly common species in the forest and in backyards in the north, has the robust body and have long crest on the back and short in another double chin in the neck region. Young people have intense green color that change to dark spots on the body and tail in that the animal will develop.
The calango is diurnal, feed on leaves and fruits and has quick movements on the ground, water or climbing trees.
He does not suffer from intense hunting pressure because it is little used as food by the people of the north, although the consumption of eggs and dishes made with the animal for some coastal communities.
The presence of large scale rounded bottom of the eardrum is characteristic determinant in species identification.
The calango is arboreal and lives in the trees close to watercourses.
Pregnant females dig nests in the ground where they hide about 15 eggs, from which offspring emerge with 20 cm.
The calango threatened when you try to run away or defend yourself with vigorous lashes using the tail.
IGUANIDAE - Iguana sp.
Na Amazônia, do século XIX, devido à cobiça pela borracha, Wawatu, cunhatã do clã Aruak, tem sua aldeia dizimada por brancos. Apesar de ser forçada a viajar para um local desconhecido, casar-se com guerreiro de origem Karib e sofrer com as diferenças de costumes de seus familiares, ela se apaixona.