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Palawan Water Monitor Lizard

Varanus palawanensis

Description:

the largest lizard in the Philippines



1 species ID suggestions

Palawan water monitor lizard
Varanus palawanensis

8 Comments

Joshua Asel
Joshua Asel 2 years ago

Fantastic! good job :)

KdonGalay
KdonGalay 2 years ago

thanks a lot Brian for the ID

KdonGalay
KdonGalay 2 years ago

@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

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 2 years ago

Maybe, because here next door they are known as biawak...

AnnvanWijgerden
AnnvanWijgerden 2 years ago

Is this what's known locally as a Bayawak?

Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 3 years ago

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.

AlexKonig
AlexKonig 3 years ago

nice shots, i personally like the second better. i love those little old-time-remainder - > just little dinosaurs as one imagine it

Noe and Pili
Noe and Pili 3 years ago

Beautiful creature!

Philippines

Lat: 9.97, Long: 118.79

Spotted on Sep 25, 2011
Submitted on Oct 11, 2011

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