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Varanus A-Z
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Varanus indicus Print E-mail
ImageThe mangrove monitor is a large active lizard with an enormous distribution. Its scientific name is misleading because the species does not occur in India, or anywhere near it. Mangrove monitors are found from northern Australia and New Guinea east to the Solomon Islands, Marshall Islands, Caroline Islands and Marianas Islands.
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Varanus griseus Print E-mail
ImageVaranus griseus is one of the most widespread monitor lizards. It has an enormous range, occurring from the Sahara Desert through the Arabian Peninsula and the deserts of central Asia as far east as northern India. Within this massive area three subspecies are currently recognised, which will be discussed separately.
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Varanus flavirufus Print E-mail
ImageVaranus gouldii was first described by Grey in 1838. Subsequently the animals from the extreme south of Australia were classified as a separate species (V.rosenbergi) and a desert race was described (V.gouldii flavirufus).
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Varanus glebopalma Print E-mail
ImageThe twilight goanna is another long-tailed rock-dwelling species. It has a much larger distribution than Glauert's goanna. inhabiting the far north of Western Australia, Northern Territory and Queensland but is absent from the Cape York Peninsula. They also inhabit a number of islands off the northern coast.
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Varanus glauerti Print E-mail
Glauert's goanna is an elegant, rock-dwelling lizard with a very long tail and long limbs. Mertens described it from two specimens previously assigned to V.timorensis similis. This beautiful goanna is found only in the extreme north of Western Australia and the Northern Territory, and also occurs on a number of islands off the coast...
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