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Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus)
Subject: Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus)
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Lacerta niloticus - 1700-1880 - Print - Iconographia Zoologica - Special Collections University of Amsterdam - UBA01 IZ12400053 - Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus).jpg
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Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus)

Lacerta niloticus
Date 1700-1880
Old Latin name Lacerta niloticus
New Latin name Varanus niloticus
Common name Nederlands: Nijlvaraan

The Nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) is a large member of the monitor lizard family (Varanidae) found throughout much of Africa but absent from the west where it is replaced by Varanus stellatus. Other common names include the African small-grain lizard, water leguaan or river leguaan (leguan, leguaan, and likkewaan mean monitor lizard in South African English, and can be used interchangeably).

Scientific Name: Varanus niloticus (Linnaeus in Hasselquist, 1762)
Common Names: Nile Monitor

Varanus niloticus
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