Also known as Calcutta Oval-grain Lizard, Indian Oval-grain Lizard, Ruddy Snub-nosed Monitor, Yellow Land Lizard, Yellow Monitor.It is listed on CITES Appendix I and IUCN Red List of Threatened Species.
"Sorry to have found a lizard in the road, run over by a car I'm guessing. It's flattened obviously, but it looks rather larger than the usual garden lizards I see once in a while. Just wondering what you think. Also I haven't seen lizards at all much in recent years, however have seen 3 this year, garden ones, not very big.
Second photo is the road this morning, it was found on in WLA. On S. Wooster St, in the 1800 block." - P. Mace
This observation and photo were taken by P. Mace and sent to email@example.com.
These dragons were lounging in some manmade ponds, which were created to attract dragons to a particular spot for the ease of showing them to tourists.
Monitor lizards are generally large lizards, although some can be as small as 20 cm (7.9 in) in length. They have long necks, powerful tails and claws, and well-developed limbs. Most species are terrestrial, but arboreal and semiaquatic monitors are also known. Almost all monitor lizards are carnivorous, although Varanus bitatawa, Varanus mabitang, and Varanus olivaceus are also known to eat fruit. They are oviparous, laying from seven to 37 eggs, which they often cover with soil or...