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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trboot

Date

the past

Place

Sigiriya (Google, OSM)

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Observer

trboot

Date

July 4, 2016 11:42 AM HST

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Observer

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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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Observer

grtschnk

Date

January 19, 2016 04:31 PM IST

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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chamaeleo

Date

March 3, 2016 11:31 AM IST

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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zanskar

Date

July 27, 2015

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Observer

aringodar

Date

January 3, 2016

Place

(Somewhere...)

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Date

March 11, 2014

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Observer

trcarlisle

Date

July 4, 2014 01:54 PM IST

Description

This large specimen was engrossed in digging for frogs along the bank of a small stream.

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Observer

trcarlisle

Date

July 5, 2014 11:43 AM IST

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

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trcarlisle

Date

December 1, 2013 12:27 PM IST

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Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Observer

trcarlisle

Date

November 29, 2013 11:17 AM IST
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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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