Bengal monitor

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Bengal monitor (Indian monitor)
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Bengal monitor lizard
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V. (Empagusia)
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V. bengalensis
Binomial name
Varanus bengalensis
(Daudin, 1802)
Synonyms

Tupinambis bengalensis

Bengal monitor (Varanus bengalensis), also known as the Common Indian Monitor, is a monitor lizard found throughout Bangladesh, India and Pakistan. It measures up to 75 cm in body length with the tail about 100 cm in length. It feeds on small terrestrial vertebrates, ground birds and their eggs, arthropods and fish.

References[change | change source]

  1. Papenfuss, T., Shafiei Bafti, S., Sharifi, M., Bennett, D. & Sweet, S.S. (2010). "Varanus bengalensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.1. International Union for Conservation of Nature. Retrieved 26 May 2014.CS1 maint: Multiple names: authors list (link)