THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA - MONITORS

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MANGROVE MONITOR
(Includes lizards known as Ambon Monitors)

Varanus indicus

(was known as Varanus chlorostigma)



Australian Mangrove Monitor (Varanus chlorostigma)  
Australasian Mangrove Monitor (Varanus chlorostigma)


Approximate distribution of the Mangrove Monitor (Varanus indicus) which also occurs in Sulawesi, Moluccas, Aru Islands, Talaud, Irian Jaya, Timor, Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands and the Marshall Islands
(Some of the islands that occur above New Guinea are not on this map)

Click here to see photos of Mangrove Monitors (Varanus indicus) at flickr

Click here to see photos of Mangrove Monitors (Varanus indicus) at Flickr

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A molecular phylogeny for the Pacific monitor lizards (Varanus subgenus Euprepiosaurus) reveals a recent and rapid radiation with high levels of cryptic diversity

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