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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

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subhajit_roy

Date

January 19, 2015 01:27 PM IST

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

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jmaughn

Date

January 19, 2015

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

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jmaughn

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January 16, 2015

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

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jmaughn

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January 14, 2015

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

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jmaughn

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January 10, 2015

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 9, 2015

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 8, 2015

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 7, 2015

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 5, 2015

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

jmaughn

Date

January 4, 2015

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Square

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Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator

Observer

csavy

Date

November 23, 2014

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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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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.