Classification
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  • French
    • Varan malais
  • Scientific Names
    • Varanus salvator
    • Hydrosaurus salvator
    • Monitor nigricans
    • Monitor salvator
    • Stellio salvator
  • German
    • Bindenwaran
  • English
    • Common Water Monitor
  • Chinese (Traditional)
    • 圓鼻巨蜥 (水巨蜥)
  • Spanish
    • Monitor de agua

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Recent observations

Photos / Sounds

Observer

brunodurand

Date

July 21, 2016

Description

4 varans in the same hotel garden, including 2 coupling in a pond.

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Observer

brunodurand

Date

July 25, 2016

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Square

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

budak

Date

December 7, 2013 10:19 AM AWST

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What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

budak

Date

December 7, 2013 10:19 AM AWST

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What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

elaphrornis

Date

August 7, 2016 12:39 PM EDT

Description

Water Monitor Varanus salvator on Sri Sunethrarama Vihara Mawatha (road), at border of Beddagana Wetland Park, Kotte marshes, Sri Lanka.

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Square

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

vespadelus

Date

January 12, 2016 04:42 PM MAGT

Photos / Sounds

Square

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

budak

Date

August 26, 2016 02:05 PM SGT

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What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

zanskar

Date

July 21, 2016 02:25 PM CEST

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What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

zanskar

Date

August 2, 2016 02:25 PM CEST

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What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

purperlibel

Date

August 18, 2016 11:40 AM CEST

Photos / Sounds

Square

Observer

brunodurand

Date

March 24, 2014 08:50 AM SGT

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

What

Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

polimdw

Date

August 18, 2016
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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.
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