THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

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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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COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

 

Colubrids & Mud Snakes

Pythons

 

 

Elapid Snakes

 

Sea Snakes

 

File Snakes

 

Blind Snakes

 

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINK LIZARDS Scincidae

CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

Turtles Tortoises

Dragons Agamas

Geckos

 

Legless Lizards

Monitor Lizards

Skinks

 

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LACE MONITOR
Varanus varius

Lace Monitor Karawatha
This lace monitor was hanging around a picnic area at Karawatha Forest Park near Brisbane in South East Qld

LACE MONITOR Varanus varius THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
Hatchlings are normally brightly coloured but fades fast and pattern changes over time

LACE MONITOR Varanus varius THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA map

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LACE MONITOR Varanus varius THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA
This hatchling was given to the late George Cann (Jr.) as an egg found by a member of the public.
(It was not known what species was in the egg till it hatched)


LACE MONITOR Varanus varius THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA The late Joe Bredl with a Lace monitor at the Renmark Reptile Park and Zoo (which closed in 2012)
The late Joe Bredl with a Lace monitor at the Renmark Reptile Park and Zoo (which closed in 2012)

LACE MONITOR Varanus varius THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA


This common form above may be confused with the Heath Monitor Varanus rosenbergi
The Lace Monitor often has a" barred" pattern on its nose and throat and broad bands on its tail.


The following two pictures are of the "Bell's" or banded phase of the lace monitor.
The bells phase lace monitors tend to be much more commonly encountered on the west side of the great dividing range.
This form occurs alongside "normal" patterned lace monitors and will occur in the same clutch as normal lace monitors.


LACE MONITOR Varanus varius THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

LACE MONITOR Varanus varius THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA

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Updated November 17, 2017