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Greater Grison 4 (20%)
Argentine Black and White Tegu 16 (80%)
Total Votes: 20
Greater Grison v Argentine Black and White Tegu
Topic Started: Apr 28 2013, 05:12 PM (4,830 Views)
Taipan
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Greater Grison - Galictis vittata
The greater grison, Galictis vittata, is an animal belonging to the ferret family Mustelidae. It is native to Central and South America, ranging from southern Mexico in the north, to central Brazil, Peru and Bolivia in the south . Its habitat is savannas and rainforests, and it is usually seen near rivers and streams. Greater grisons are terrestrial and nocturnal, with some diurnal activity in the morning. They live alone or in pairs, feeding on small vertebrates including fish, amphibians, birds, and other mammals. Greater grisons are often described as large weasels. They have long, slim bodies, with short legs and a short, long-haired tail. Their toes have pearlescent blue claws and are padded and partially webbed along approximately three quarters of their length. Galictis vittata has a small, flat head with small, whitish, relatively broad, rounded ears and brown or black eyes that reflect blue light in the dark. Most striking of all is the coloration of their fur, which itself is fairly coarse, with a softer undercoat. Their dorsum is grey and separated from their black or grizzled under-parts by a light-colored, half-inch wide stripe running across their forehead and down the sides of either shoulder. Greater grisons are similar in appearance to their close relative, lesser grisons, but can be distinguished from the latter based on their larger size and their white or grey-tipped dorsal guard hairs, compared to the buff yellow-tipped dorsal guard hairs of lesser grisons. Their body length, including their tail, ranges from 60 to 76 cm, with weight records ranging from 1.4 to 3.8 kg. Female greater grisons tend to be slightly smaller and more slender than males.

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Argentine Black and White Tegu - Tupinambis merianae
The Argentine black and white tegu, Tupinambis merianae, is the largest species of tegu. It is also known as the Argentine giant tegu. It belongs to the teiid family. Tegus fill ecological niches similar to those of monitor lizards, and are an example of convergent evolution.They are an omnivorous terrestrial species that inhabit the tropical rain forests, savannas and semideserts of east and central South America. Just as many other reptiles, Argentine Tegus will go into brumation (a form of hibernation) in autumn when the temperature drops. A level of intelligence unusually high for reptiles has been observed, along with a high level of physical activity during the wakeful period of the year. It is believed that individuals of this species sometimes actively seek human attention, as would for example a cat or dog. As hatchlings they have a emerald green complexion from tip of their snout to midway down their neck with black markings; the emerald green eventually fades to black within a couple of months after shedding. Adult males are much larger than the females and can reach 3 feet in length at maturity and continue to grow to lengths of 4-4.5 feet. Adults can reach a weight from 2.5 to 7 kg. The females are much smaller reaching up to 3 feet in total length, from nose to tail. They have beaded skin and linear stripes running down their bodies.

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M4A2E4
Apr 28 2013, 04:57 AM
Greater grison vs Argentinian Tegu.
Edited by Taipan, Sep 19 2015, 11:16 PM.
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Thanks for the matchup!
I vote Tegu. For starters an adult male tegu has a massive weight advantage over the Grison [about 20lbs for a healthy adult], and an adult 4ft tegu has a stronger raw bite force than a 4ft dwarf caiman or 4ft alligator. An adult tegu can easily crush bone.

Further, the tegu's style of confrontation is to charge directly at an antagonist, unlike monitor lizards which immediately strike a defensive pose and then just sit there. Tegus are very fast when they charge like this, apparently fast enough to catch a Grison or, occasionally, a cat.

Finally, there was a video posted yesterday of this exact matchup, only the tegu was either a female or a subadult. Even then, the fight appeared to be fairly even. A huge adult male would have immediately inflicted crippling injuries.

EDIT: The videos I was talking about
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfPmspm9qeU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjNC99vfG2U

The second video where the cat is snagged is an anomaly, normally cats are fast enough to get away. I doubt the grison's agility is on a similar level as the cat's though.
Edited by M4A2E4, Apr 29 2013, 01:05 AM.
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The tegu is far too big for the grison, it prevails
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M4A2E4
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Darn, maybe the video left too little to the imagination for this matchup.
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The grison looks like a honey badger

Anyways the tegu wins. It's just too large and too formidable.
Edited by Carcharadon, Sep 9 2013, 08:31 AM.
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The tegu is far too formidable. Tegu 8/10.
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The knock off honey badger loses.
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M4A2E4
Apr 29 2013, 12:53 AM
Thanks for the matchup!
I vote Tegu. For starters an adult male tegu has a massive weight advantage over the Grison [about 20lbs for a healthy adult], and an adult 4ft tegu has a stronger raw bite force than a 4ft dwarf caiman or 4ft alligator. An adult tegu can easily crush bone.

Further, the tegu's style of confrontation is to charge directly at an antagonist, unlike monitor lizards which immediately strike a defensive pose and then just sit there. Tegus are very fast when they charge like this, apparently fast enough to catch a Grison or, occasionally, a cat.

Finally, there was a video posted yesterday of this exact matchup, only the tegu was either a female or a subadult. Even then, the fight appeared to be fairly even. A huge adult male would have immediately inflicted crippling injuries.

EDIT: The videos I was talking about
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfPmspm9qeU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjNC99vfG2U

The second video where the cat is snagged is an anomaly, normally cats are fast enough to get away. I doubt the grison's agility is on a similar level as the cat's though.
...Did the cat die? :c It seems sad that the tegu dragged it off the screen.
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May 6 2013, 08:18 AM
M4A2E4
Apr 29 2013, 12:53 AM
Thanks for the matchup!
I vote Tegu. For starters an adult male tegu has a massive weight advantage over the Grison [about 20lbs for a healthy adult], and an adult 4ft tegu has a stronger raw bite force than a 4ft dwarf caiman or 4ft alligator. An adult tegu can easily crush bone.

Further, the tegu's style of confrontation is to charge directly at an antagonist, unlike monitor lizards which immediately strike a defensive pose and then just sit there. Tegus are very fast when they charge like this, apparently fast enough to catch a Grison or, occasionally, a cat.

Finally, there was a video posted yesterday of this exact matchup, only the tegu was either a female or a subadult. Even then, the fight appeared to be fairly even. A huge adult male would have immediately inflicted crippling injuries.

EDIT: The videos I was talking about
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfPmspm9qeU
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kjNC99vfG2U

The second video where the cat is snagged is an anomaly, normally cats are fast enough to get away. I doubt the grison's agility is on a similar level as the cat's though.
...Did the cat die? :c It seems sad that the tegu dragged it off the screen.
extremely doubtful.
In order for a tegu like that to kill a cat it would have had to have crushed its skull or mauled it do death. It wouldn't have been able to do either by snagging its tail, and there's absolutely no way it could have done it that quickly.

The most certainly happened is the cat escaped while off screen and ran off. The tegu then turned its attention to the other cat.
Edited by M4A2E4, May 6 2013, 02:11 PM.
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I back the tegu, it might have a bit too much of a size advantage.

This probably wouldn't be an easy win for the tegu, as this tegu's dentition is not good at all but I don't really see the greater grison killing the tegu in the way that some people here think a Small Indian Mongoose can kill a Gold Tegu for some reason. The tegu would just have to bite the grison's head and it's all over.
Edited by Vivyx, Sep 20 2015, 12:21 AM.
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Black Ice
Apr 30 2013, 12:26 PM
The knock off honey badger loses.
It isn't a HB
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May 18 2013, 08:44 AM
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Apr 30 2013, 12:26 PM
The knock off honey badger loses.
It isn't a HB
He didn't say it was.
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Agreed with the current consensus, while I feel that a greater grison could put up quite the fight, I think that in the end it's the tegu that would emerge victorious more often then not.
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Tegu takes this one but not easy.
Edge Tegu.
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alikaren
May 18 2013, 10:43 AM
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May 18 2013, 08:44 AM
Black Ice
Apr 30 2013, 12:26 PM
The knock off honey badger loses.
It isn't a HB
He didn't say it was.
Oh, I thought he did
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