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perentie, perente (Varanus giganteus)
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perentie, perente (Varanus giganteus)

Deutsch: Riesenwaran im Red Center, Australien
Date 30 March 2003
Author Masteraah

The perentie (or perente) (Varanus giganteus) is the largest monitor lizard or goanna native to Australia, and the fourth-largest living lizard on earth, after the Komodo dragon, Asian water monitor, and the crocodile monitor. Found west of the Great Dividing Range in the arid areas of Australia, they are not a common sight because of their shyness and the remoteness of much of their range from human habitation. Perenties are found in the arid desert areas of Western Australia, South Australia, the Northern Territory, and Queensland. Their habitats consist of rocky outcroppings and gorges, with hard-packed soil and loose stones. Order: Squamata, Suborder: Lacertilia, Family: Varanidae, Genus: Varanus, Subgenus: Varanus, Species: Varanus giganteus (Gray, 1845).

Scientific Name: Varanus giganteus (Gray, 1845)
Common Names: Perentie, Perente
Hydrosaurus giganteus Gray, 1845
Titanzius giganteus Wells & Wellington, 1985
Varanus (Varanus) giganteus Mertens, 1942

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