The physical beauty of this species also lends itself well to becoming impulse purchases among keepers unfamiliar with it. An Annotated Type Catalogue of the Anguimorph Lizards (Squamata: Anguidae, Helodermatidae, Varanidae, Xenosauridae) in the Zoological Museum, Berlin Mitt. 69 (1): 45-56, Koch A, Arida E, Schmitz A, Böhme W, Ziegler T. (2009). Description de quelques reptiles nouveaux ou peu connus. It can grow to around five feet long and is a dark brown color with lighter bands on its back. _gaq.push(['gwo._setAccount', 'UA-230305-28']);

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It will also feed on invertebrates such as beetles.[3]. Timor Monitor Varanus timorensis $199.99.

54, No. The white-throated monitor can be tamed, but is often an unruly lizard.

Berlin 1874: 128-140, Peters, Wilhem Carl Hartwig and G. Doria. })(); Locality information is sparse. Photo courtesy of Yance Hanzie. The tail shows clearly a double keel. Nile Monitor It can grow to be over five feet long. Like most monitors, blue tails are nervous captives and may take some time to tame down. As with its cousins, the white-throated monitor and the savannah monitor, their temperaments in the wild might be ornery, but they are often relatively gentle in captivity when they receive proper care. 1, 13: 323-450, Philipp,K.M. With time, the mangrove monitor can become quite tame. [3], The latter has since been elevated to full-species status as Varanus finschi. The ornate monitor is from the forests of Africa. Tree monitors are slender lizards with prehensile tails. White-Throated Monitor The rough-necked monitor is found in Asia and Indonesia and spends most of its time living in trees. Arthur Bertrand, Paris: 1-65, Mertens, R. (1942). [1] Scales on its neck are smooth and oval. Varanus doreanus inhabits rainforests (particularly alluvial forests), highland jungle, and monsoon forest and exist to elevations of at least 1500 meters. It will spend its time on land, in trees, and in the water. The rough-necked monitor is found in Asia and Indonesia and spends most of its time living in trees.

Timor Monitor The rough-necked monitor is a timid reptile, but can be tamed over time. It is usually a black color with yellow spots.

Timor monitors are arboreal, diurnal lizards. Again, it must be emphasized that these animals (and the locality data to go with them) represent pet trade specimens, so the reliability must be considered tentative. Akad. Varanus doreanus is one of the more common indicus-complex species in the pet trade; not particularly a good thing since they are extremely temperamental and unless the appropriate conditions are provided make poor captives. They do not appear to occur in mangroves and avoid coastal areas in general. The Dumeril’s monitor is found in Asia and the islands of Indonesia. var ga = document.createElement('script'); ga.type = 'text/javascript'; ga.async = true; WE HAVE BABY BLUE TAIL MONITOR FOR SALE. Photo courtesy of Jody Pieper. (1874). [6], It is sympatric with the mangrove monitor and the peach-throated monitor in many parts of its range.[3].

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2, Second edition. This lizard may spend its time in trees, on the ground, and in the water. Article was last reviewed on 1st September 2018.

[3], This species can be found throughout New Guinea, New Britain, the Bismarck Archipelago, Biak, Salawati, and Waigeo. Varanus doreanus was originally described in 1874. Monatsber. Captive breeding for this species has thus far been almost nonexistent and available specimens are virtually guaranteed to be imports. The Nile monitor is often available as a pet, but is a difficult lizard to tame. Copyright © 2020 monitorlizards.orgContact Us • Privacy • Copyright. This lizard is a brown color with yellow spots and a spiny tail. Mertensiella 16: 336-345, This page was last edited on 24 October 2020, at 20:20. })(); It has a pointed snout, excellent eyesight and hearing, sharp teeth, and a prehensile tail that measures two-thirds of its total length. _gaq.push(['_setDomainName', 'none']); Locale: Salawati. Required fields are marked *. Nile Monitor As an adult in can be over five feet long. _gaq.push(['gwo._trackPageview', '/2354831680/test']);

It can grow to be over four feet long and is a slender lizard with a semi-prehensile tail.

The blue-tailed monitor is also found on mainland Australia on the tip of the Cape York Peninsula. Several variants of Varanus doreanus are known through importation for the pet trade.
It has a pointed snout, excellent eyesight and hearing, sharp teeth, and a prehensile tail that measures two-thirds of its total length. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). The Timor monitor can be found in Australia, New Guinea, and Indonesia.

It can grow to be over six feet long and is usually a dark gray color with dark bands on the tail.

Peach Throat Monitor Varanus jobiensis $329.99. Varanus doreanus may be one of the more terrestrial members of the indicus-complex, though they are certainly capable of climbing. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp. A record of this species from Halmahera exists (Ziegler et al 2007), though later field work does not seem to support this species' occurrence here (Weijola 2010). [2], Once considered a member of the V. indicus species complex, it now forms its own species complex with V. finschi, V. semotus, and V. yuwonoi, having diverged from the V. indicus species complex 5.8 million years ago. 50 (1-2): 27-30. The tail is light blue (hence the common name of this species), which is interrupted by black cross bands. It can spend time on land, in the water, and in trees. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. It will spend its time on land, in trees, and in the water. var s = document.getElementsByTagName('script')[0]; s.parentNode.insertBefore(ga, s); Dumeril’s Monitor Hatch lings are about 5 in long, but grow quickly. naturf. 'https://ssl' : 'http://www') + '.google-analytics.com/ga.js'; Ridge-Tailed Monitor (emerald tree monitor pictured) It is a black or brown color with rows of yellow spots. This lizard can grow up to four feet in length and can be tamed over time. V. timorensis also has long, sharp claws well-suited for climbing and defense. The rough-necked monitor is a timid reptile, but can be tamed over time. An unknown doreanus variant. With proper care blue tails can live 10-15 years in captivity.

Rough-Necked Monitor

Tree monitors are slender lizards with prehensile tails.

In: M.L.I. Though I am not aware of the history and accuracy of this claim (and this most likely represents only where it was procured by a middleman, not the animal's original locality), this is the only specific locality I am aware of for an orange-phase doreanus specimen. De Rooij, N. de (1915).

Locale: Chilli Beach, Iron Range, Queensland, Australia. Sub-adult and juvenile blue tail monitors can be found in trees, while adults are typically found on the ground. Zur Taxonomie der Pazifikwarane (Varanus-indicus-Komplex): Revalidierung von Varanus doreanus (A. Its small size makes it an attractive choice for any varanid enthusiast, as they are easily housed in an enclosure oriented towards vertical climbing space (optimally a custom enclosure of 4'x2'x2', or larger for pairs and groups), ample hiding spots, a basking area between 120 and 150 °F, with ambient temperatures between 78 and 90 °F. One such animal is known as the 'orangespot' phase. It has a pointed snout, excellent eyesight and hearing, sharp teeth, and a prehensile tail that measures two-thirds of its total length. Ridge-Tailed Monitor Wild-caught specimens can be nervous and difficult to handle, but captive-raised animals are much less shy. This is an active monitor that spends its time in trees. (http://www.varanidae.org/Vol4_No1.pdf). Ziegler, T.; Böhme, W.; Eidenmüller, B. These specimens appear similar to normal doreanus but possess a distinct orange hue. Although there are over 70 different species of monitor lizards, only a few are commonly found in the pet trade. Photo courtesy of Danny Gunalen.Locale: Wamena, West Papua (Irian Jaya). Although a very attractive animal, the ornate monitor is often a difficult lizard to tame. It can spend time on land, in the water, and in trees. The white-throated monitor is another stocky lizard from Africa. (function(){var k='2354831680',d=document,l=d.location,c=d.cookie;function f(n){if(c){var i=c.indexOf(n+'=');if(i>-1){var j=c.indexOf(';',i);return escape(c.substring(i+n.length+1,j<0?c.length:j))}}}var x=f('__utmx'),xx=f('__utmxx'),h=l.hash; The species grows to a maximum of 61 cm, and weighs between 100 and 350 g. Habitat The list is not all-inclusive and other species may be available. d.write('