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Thanks for the ID, sorry for the wrong ID.. Sorry, I've added this spotting to the wrong mission, actually this lizard is not captive..
This will be bivittatus sub-species as it is the only one which reaches 3 metres length (maximum). The Bengal monitor only reaches 1.75 metres and the Clouded Monitor only 1.5 metres. The Water Monitor can be told by the nostrils being at the tip of the snout. The Bengal and Clouded Monitors are mainly terrestrial and have the nostrils midway between eye and snout. They are also paler and brownish with more visible spots.
Sama sama Wilson. Maaf saya ingin menetgaskan bahwa ini bukan Varanus komodoensis (lihat tulisan yang benar). Soa soa itu tidak dapat secara liar di pulau Jawa. Juga, spesies itu tidak punya motif warna seperti spotting ini. Oleh karena itu, saya pikir spesies ini adalah "Asian water monitor" dengan scientific name Varanus salvator". Karena Wilson gabung dengan misi "Captive Animals" saya mau tanya, foto ini diambil pada alam atau didalam kandang? Kalau tidak dipelihara (dalam kandang) tidak bisa masuk spotting ini dalam misi tersebut. Terima kasih atas perhatian.
Thanks S Frazier
Wilson, you have placed this in the captive animals mission, but is it a captive? There are no wild Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis) on Java. If anything it looks like an Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator) with the faint banding visible.
That looks like a monitor lizard
Now I finally get the difference between monitor (english) and Waran (german). There is non. I always wondering what these monitors actually are ;-)...
What I mean is was it a soa soa (monitor lizard) or a buaya (crocodile)? I can't make out the head. Five meters is very long! It doesn't look nearly that long to me...I would guess water monitor (Varanus salvator) but I wish I could make out the head.
Long about 3-5 m
Reminds me of the waran in the last James Bond movie ;-)...
Please describe what you saw here.
Spotted on Mar 23, 2013 Submitted on Mar 23, 2013
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