AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
This site covers Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.
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Dampier Peninsula Monitor
The Dampier Peninsula Monitor (Varanus sparnus) described in 2014 is now claimed to be the smallest species of monitor.
This species is found on the Dampier Peninsula (Kimberley region of Western Australia)
Adults grow to about 23 cm (9 inches) total length (snout to vent length about 11.6 cm or 5.7 inches) and weigh about 16 grams
Note that Previously the
Short-Tailed Pigmy Monitor Varanus brevicauda was considered to be the smallest monitor species.
Photos may be found at some of the following sites:-
Updated June 24, 2018