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SAND MONITOR (or GOULD'S GOANNA)
Varanus gouldii gouldii
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CENTRALIAN SAND MONITOR (or GOANNA)
Varanus gouldii flavirufus
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The half grown Gould's Sand Goanna (Varanus gouldii) above was photographed at Gawler Belt near Adelaide, South Australia
The half grown Gould's Sand Goanna (Varanus gouldii) above was photographed at Gawler Belt near Adelaide, South Australia


Approximate distribution of the Gould's Sand Goanna Varanus gouldii
Approximate distribution of the Gould's Sand Goanna (Varanus gouldii)

The half grown Gould's Sand Goanna (Varanus gouldii) above was photographed at Gawler Belt near Adelaide, South Australia
The half grown Gould's Sand Goanna (Varanus gouldii) above was photographed at Gawler Belt near Adelaide, South Australia


  
This Gould's Sand Goanna (Varanus gouldii) has a tick in front of its eye.
   

 
The Gould's Sand Goanna (Varanus gouldii) above was photographed near Wilcannia, NSW.



The Gould's Sand Goanna (Varanus gouldii) above was photographed near Wilcannia, NSW.

Also called the Sand Monitor or Gould's Goanna/Monitor. This species is often confused with the Yellow Spotted Monitor Varanus panoptes .

The Gould's Sand Goanna (Varanus gouldii) widely ranges throughout most of Australia except the far southeastern portion. The subspecies Varanus gouldii flavirufus is found in the arid interior.


This half grown Sand goanna is probably (Varanus gouldii flavirufus) or may be intermediate between the 2 subspecies


This Sand goanna is (Varanus gouldii flavirufus)


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