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the largest lizard in the Philippines
Fantastic! good job :)
thanks a lot Brian for the ID
@Noe and Pili, AlexKonig, thanks guys@S Frazier, sir i'm not too familiar with its species breakdown but definitely Varanus sp. it is. thanks sir for the link@AnnvanWijgerden, generally these lizards are all called bayawak locally regardless of what species. thank you ann
Maybe, because here next door they are known as biawak...
Is this what's known locally as a Bayawak?
This is the genus Varanus. In the interim on the scientific name you could list it as: Varanus sp. Since very recent taxonomic changes have taken place with regard to Philippine monitor lizards, I won't suggest a species. http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/201.... But you could look at V. marmoratus and V. palawanensis to start with.
nice shots, i personally like the second better. i love those little old-time-remainder - > just little dinosaurs as one imagine it
Lat: 9.97, Long: 118.79
Spotted on Sep 25, 2011 Submitted on Oct 11, 2011