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Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator)
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Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator)

Water monitors robbing eggs from a nest. Illustration by P.J. Smit from Richard Lydekker's The Royal Natural History, 1893–1896

Description Varanus salvator
Source The royal natural history
Date 1893
Author Pierre Jacques Smit

Varanus salvator, commonly known as the water monitor, is a large lizard native to South and Southeast Asia. Water monitors are one of the most common monitor lizards found throughout Asia, and range from Sri Lanka and India to Indochina, the Malay Peninsula, and various islands of Indonesia, living in areas close to water. Varanus salvator is known as Malayan water monitor, Asian water monitor, common water monitor, two-banded monitor, and as rice lizard, ring lizard, plain lizard and no-mark lizard, as well as simply "water monitor". Order: Squamata, Family: Varanidae.

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