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  • Scientific Names
    • Varanus salvator
    • Hydrosaurus salvator
    • Monitor nigricans
    • Monitor salvator
    • Stellio salvator
  • German
    • Bindenwaran
  • English
    • Common Water Monitor

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

herpguy

Date

March 9, 2007

Description

These adult monitor lizards were observed during the day in a large group (more than a dozen specimens) feeding on food scraps thrown in by a boatman near the town of Balapitiya in southern Sri Lanka.

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Observer

dave_k_h

Date

October 29, 2014

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

subhajit_roy

Date

October 8, 2014 04:14 PM IST

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

kokhuitan

Date

September 24, 2005 08:00 PM SGT

Description

Found this big lazy reptile basking on a log in Sungei Buloh.

Photos / Sounds

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What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

kokhuitan

Date

June 12, 2009 02:10 AM SGT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

martina

Date

February 20, 2014 05:58 PM PST

Photos / Sounds

P7220004

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

techieoldfox

Date

July 22, 2014 10:22 AM SGT

Place

Singapore (Google, OSM)

Description

Water Monitor Lizard, Varanus salvator

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

yuchingtam

Date

April 21, 2014

Place

Singapore (Google, OSM)

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Photos / Sounds

P5100163

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

techieoldfox

Date

May 10, 2014 08:13 AM SGT

Place

Singapore (Google, OSM)

Description

Water Monitor Lizard, Varanus salvator

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

csavy

Date

September 4, 2010

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

csavy

Date

October 30, 2010

Description

Foraging in and around water-filled gutters in small coastal village.

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

yojenshear

Date

March 22, 2014 01:04 PM ICT

Description

Two baby monitor lizards spotted in the banks of the Chow Praya.

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Description from Wikipedia

The water monitor (Varanus salvator) is a large lizard native to South Asia. Water monitors are one of the most common monitor lizards found throughout Asia, and range from Sri Lanka and India to Indochina, the Malay Peninsula, and various islands of Indonesia, living in areas close to water.

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Conservation Summary

    Source: IUCN 2010. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2010.4. http://www.iucnredlist.org/technical-documents/spatial-data. Downloaded March 2011.