Classification
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  • French
    • Varan du Bengale
  • 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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allanfinlayson

Date

November 14, 2016 11:15 AM UTC

Description

see photo

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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wdvanhem

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January 11, 2011 01:24 AM EST

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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October 7, 2016 09:44 AM IST

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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roberto_sindaco

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January 5, 2014

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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ygurjar

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July 24, 2016 12:16 PM IDT

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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gviindia

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September 24, 2016 12:38 PM IDT

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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beethoven242

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August 20, 2016 11:24 AM CEST

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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beethoven242

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August 29, 2016 02:27 PM CEST

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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martina

Date

February 10, 2016 01:44 AM PST

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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trboot

Date

the past

Place

Sigiriya (Google, OSM)

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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trboot

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July 4, 2016 11:42 AM HST

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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ted_k_raab

Date

July 22, 2012 10:31 AM PDT

Description

Monitor lizard, escaping through dry forest, near Palatupana entrance of Yala NP, Sri Lanka.

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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.
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