Classification
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All Names

  • English
    • Bengal Monitor Lizard
    • Clouded Monitor
    • Common Indian Monitor
    • Bengal Monitor
    • Indian Monitor
  • Scientific Names
    • Varanus bengalensis
    • Monitor gemmatus
    • Monitor inornatus
    • Tupinambis bengalensis
    • Tupinambis cepedianus
    • Uaranus lunatus
    • Varanus bibronii
    • Varanus punctatus
  • German
    • Bengalwaran

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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sujithsivadas

Date

November 25, 2014

Description

The Bengal monitor (Varanus bengalensis) or common Indian monitor

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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rgadhvi

Date

May 14, 2015

Place

ahmedabad (Google, OSM)

Description

The Bengal monitor (Varanus bengalensis) or common Indian monitor, is a monitor lizard found widely distributed over the Indian Subcontinent, as well as parts of Southeast Asia and West Asia. This large lizard is mainly terrestrial, and grows to about 175 cm from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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akshaybuche

Date

March 22, 2015

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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caesar

Date

September 24, 2011

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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rcollin

Date

April 25, 2015

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Date

January 16, 2015 01:07 AM EST

Place

B427 (Google, OSM)

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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parobbert

Date

February 4, 2015

Place

ko Yao Noi (Google, OSM)

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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dave_k_h

Date

December 15, 2014

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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ivijayanand

Date

October 5, 2014 08:40 AM IST

Description

Bengal Monitor

Location: Hathikhira Tea Estate, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 5th October 2014

Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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ivijayanand

Date

October 5, 2014 08:40 AM IST

Description

Bengal Monitor

Location: Hathikhira Tea Estate, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 5th October 2014

Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Observer

defd

Date

April 24, 2013 11:40 AM CEST

Description

Sigiriya - Varanus bengalensis

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

April 20, 2014 05:18 PM IST

Description

Water Monitor

Location: Makunda Christian Hospital, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 20th April 2014

Equipment: Nikon D800 with Nikkor 300mm f2.8 + 2x TC

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Description from Wikipedia

The Bengal monitor (Varanus bengalensis) or common Indian monitor, is a monitor lizard found widely distributed over South Asia. This large lizard is mainly terrestrial, and grows to about 175 cm from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail. Young monitors may be more arboreal, but adults mainly hunt on the ground, preying mainly on arthropods, but also taking small terrestrial vertebrates, ground birds, eggs and fish. Although large monitors have few predators...

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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.