Tuesday, August 24, 2021

10. Water Monitors from Brehms Tierleben


The Asian Water Monitor (Varanus salvator) is a large varanid lizard native to South and Southeast Asia. It ranges from Sri Lanka and coastal northeast India to Indochina, Malay Peninsula, and Indonesian islands where it lives close to water. It was described by Laurenti in 1768 and is one of the largest squamates in the world. In this print is is depicted as a nest predator, but it is a generalized scavenger and predator. 

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