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desert monitor, Varanus griseus
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desert monitor, Varanus griseus

English: Varanus griseus (Israel)
Author Knockout mouse

The desert monitor, Varanus griseus, is a species of monitor lizards of the order Squamata found living throughout North Africa and Central and South Asia. Three subspecies have been described: V. g. griseus (grey monitor), V. g. caspius (Caspian monitor), V. g. koniecznyi (Indian desert monitor). The desert monitor is carnivorous, feeding on a wide range of vertebrates and invertebrates. Order: Squamata, Suborder: Lacertilia, Family: Varanidae

Scientific Name: Varanus griseus (Daudin, 1803)
Common Names: Desert Monitor, Grey Monitor
Psammosaurus arabicus Hemprich & Ehrenberg, 1899
Psammosaurus griseus Sixta, 1900
Psammosaurus terrestris Rablrückhard, 1881
Tupinambis arenarius Geoffroy, 1827
Tupinambis griseus Daudin, 1803
Varanus arenarius Duméril & Bibron, 1836
Varanus griseus griseus De Lisle, 1996
Varanus scincus Merrem, 1820
Varanus terrestris Schinz, 1834
Varanus (Psammosaurus) griseus Mertens, 1942

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