AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
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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.
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Updated October 20, 2021