Classification
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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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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

csavy

Date

September 4, 2010

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

csavy

Date

October 30, 2010

Description

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

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

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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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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

chibinhi

Date

August 30, 2009

Description

photographed by Nhi Nguyen

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

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chamaeleo

Date

January 8, 2014 07:00 AM IST

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

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chamaeleo

Date

December 16, 2013 04:27 PM GMT

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

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wenhui

Date

the past

Place

(Somewhere...)

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wenhui

Date

November 1, 2013

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

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larryusa

Date

March 13, 2012

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

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andreacantu

Date

December 14, 2011

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Observer

smokeysf

Date

November 1, 2012 10:22 AM PDT

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

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jackyjudas

Date

the past
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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.