THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS, DISTRIBUTION MAPS AND INFORMATION
Covering 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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SAND MONITOR
Varanus gouldii gouldii
and
Varanus gouldii flavirufus

  
This specimen has a tick in front of its eye.
   
Reptiles of Australia

The next two specimens are from near Wilcannia, NSW.
                           




Also called the Sand Monitor or Goulds Goanna/Monitor. This species is often confused with the Yellow Spotted Monitor Varanus panoptes. This species widely ranges throughout most of Australia except the far southeastern portion. The subspecies V. g. flavirufus is found in the arid interior portions.

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