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Indian Peafowl Feathers. Credit: USFWS

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Reptile Leather Boots
Credit: USFWS.

Reptile Leather Boots

Common Name: Crocodilian; Tegu Lizard; Green Iguana (left to right)
Scientific Name: Order Crocodylia; Tupinambis species; Iguana iguana (left to right)
Protected Status: Crocodylia (U.S. ESA - Some are Endangered or Threatened depending on species; CITES - App. I or II depending on species or population); Tupinambis (CITES - App. II); Iguana iguana (CITES - App. II)
Laboratory Section: Morphology
What’s the Story? Many species of reptiles are used to make leather. Examples here include crocodilians, tegu lizard, and green iguana.

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