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Crocodile monitor

Varanus salvadorii


Crocodile monitor or Monitor lezard (captive animal)


New Guinea


This specimen was pictured in Amnéville zoo (France)

1 Species ID Suggestions

Aaron_G 10 years ago
Crocodile monitor
Varanus salvadorii Varanus salvadorii

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Scott Frazier
Scott Frazier 10 years ago

Very nice photograph of this beautiful monitor! You might change the range (under habitat) to New Guinea (the large island) from Papua New Guinea which only refers to the independent country comprising the eastern half of the island.

Aaron_G 10 years ago

I agree with Nopayahnah - this is a fantastic portrait. However, a Komodo dragon, it is not. :-)

Maria dB
Maria dB 10 years ago

Your description says it was in a zoo in France and the map shows Indonesia, so perhaps you could change the map. It could also be added to the mission Captive animals. It is a great portrait!

Carolina 10 years ago

Welcome to Project Noah, Thierry!
I've added two reference links to your spotting, one to Encyclopedia of Life, and one to Wikipedia.
Also, I have changed positions between the words "lizard" and "komodo dragon", because the first text field is used to add the common name of the species, in this case, Komodo dragon. And the word lizard can be part of the "Description". You can edit this on your other spottings by clicking "Edit this spotting" at the top of every spotting page.

If you have any question, let us know :)

João Mourão
João Mourão 10 years ago


JakobCarpinelli 10 years ago

Komodo dragon?

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Hagondange, Lorraine, Tromelin Island

Spotted on May 1, 2011
Submitted on May 1, 2012

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