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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SAND MONITOR (or GOANNA)
Varanus gouldii gouldii
CENTRALIAN SAND MONITOR (or GOANNA)
Varanus gouldii flavirufus
This specimen has a tick in front of its eye.
The two specimens above were 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. This species 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 possibly Varanus gouldii flavirufus or intermediate between the 2 subspecies
This Sand goanna is Varanus gouldii flavirufus
Updated June 25, 2018