Classification
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  • 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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archiverde

Date

April 4, 2013

Description

Avistados dos uìindividuos separadamente mientras cruzaba los senderos del parque.

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chamaeleo

Date

January 9, 2014 03:35 PM IST

Description

Land Monitor

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chamaeleo

Date

January 8, 2014 12:33 PM IST

Description

Juvenile

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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

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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

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Observer

hari2

Date

May 7, 2009 07:46 AM IST

Description

Juvenile Bengal monitor

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Square

What

Bengal Monitor (Varanus bengalensis) Varanus bengalensis

Observer

zieak

Date

December 24, 2012

Place

Sri Lanka (Google, OSM)

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What

Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

November 15, 2012 02:40 PM IST

Description

Here you can see the habitat and the sheer height he had attained, in search of sunlight perhaps.

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What

Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Observer

vipinbaliga

Date

November 15, 2012

Description

Cropped from the original.

Found this guy high up a huge tree,more than 15m above the ground. He eventually climbed up to the branch on top and just basked.

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Observer

rajib

Date

March 6, 2011

Place

Digboi, Assam (Google, OSM)

Description

Rescue of a Bengal Monitor
Dated:02/06/2011
A 4.2 ft long Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis was rescued by Mr. Rajib Rudra Tariang, Asst. Prof. Department of Digboi College, Digboi, with help of Mr. Prafulla Gogoi, Forester I, Digboi Forest range. On being informed by Mrs. Deepali Saikia Kakati, an IOCL employee, Mr. Tariang rushed to the spot and rescued the same from the system department of IOCL. Mr. Tariang also informed Mr. Bibhas Mitra, a wildlife conservationsit and a photographer to assist the same. Mr. Sandeep Dey and Mr. Chinmoyee Handique students of Zoology Department, Digboi College was also present during the rescue operation. Later it brought to Digboi College for observation and identified the sex and it is a male. Afternoon, it was released in the Digboi Oil Field forest, which is closed to the rescue site. It falls under Schedule I of Wildlife [Protection] Act and its capture leads to 7-12 years imprisonment and under IUCN it is in Appendix I and also a vulnerable species. It feeds on insects, crabs, snail, frogs, birds eggs and other reptiles.

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Square

Observer

piotr

Date

September 14, 2009

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Square

Observer

piotr

Date

July 21, 2009
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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.