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Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator salvator)
Subject: Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator salvator)
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Resolution: 968x648 File Size: 184171 Bytes Date: 2007:07:15 15:46:04 Camera: NIKON D80 (NIKON CORPORATION) F number: f/5.7 Exposure: 10/1250 sec Focal Length: 3000/10 Upload Date: 2007:09:20 19:26:11

Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator salvator)

Description Asian water monitor lizard (Varanus salvator salvator) in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand.

Date 15 July 2007

Author Chris huh (


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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.
Scientific Name: Varanus salvator (Laurenti, 1768)
Common Names: Common Water Monitor, Asiatic Water Monitor, Asian Water Monitor
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