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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Recent observations

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What

Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Observer

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

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Observer

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

Photos / Sounds

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What

Clouded Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Observer

kokhuitan

Date

March 12, 2011 10:19 AM SGT

Description

Hindhede Nature Park on 12Mar 2011.

Photos / Sounds

What

Sigiriya - Varanus bengalensis Varanus bengalensis

Observer

defd

Date

April 24, 2013 11:40 AM CEST

Description

Sigiriya - Varanus bengalensis

Photos / Sounds

What

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

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

archiverde

Date

April 4, 2013

Description

Avistados dos uìindividuos separadamente mientras cruzaba los senderos del parque.

Photos / Sounds

Observer

chamaeleo

Date

January 9, 2014 03:35 PM IST

Description

Land Monitor

Photos / Sounds

No photos or sounds

Observer

chamaeleo

Date

January 8, 2014 12:33 PM IST

Description

Juvenile

Photos / Sounds

What

Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Observer

ivijayanand

Date

April 19, 2012 11:13 AM IST

Description

Bengal Monitor

Location: Makunda Christian Hospital campus, Karimganj District, Assam

Date: 19th April 2012

Equipment: Nikon D300s with Sigma 150-500mm OS lens

Photos / Sounds

What

Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

June 29, 2013

Description

I found this beautiful juvenile monitor in one of my favorite locations yesterday. He was basking in the sun among thick vegetation with his snout pointing towards the ground.
( I have turned this picture 90 degree clockwise for easy viewing)

Size: 1 feet approx

Photos / Sounds

Observer

hari2

Date

May 7, 2009 07:46 AM IST

Description

Juvenile Bengal monitor

Photos / Sounds

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What

Bengal Monitor (Varanus bengalensis) Varanus bengalensis

Observer

zieak

Date

December 24, 2012

Place

Sri Lanka (Google, OSM)
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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.