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Mitchell's water monitor

Mitchell's water monitor (Varanus mitchelli)
Darwin, Northern Territory
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Varanus mitchelli - Mertens, 1958
Pronunciation  vah-RAH-nuss   MITT-chell-ee
Etymology  Varanus: a Latinisation of the Arabic word, Waran, for lizards of the Arabian Peninsula. These lizards were said to warn of the presence of crocodiles, and became known in English as monitors.1 In Australia, they are typically called goannas.
mitchelli: after T.L. Mitchell, former Surveyor-General.1
Other names   
 
Total length
Species avg: 70 cm
Reproduction
Oviparous
Clutch size
Description Distribution Natural history Conservation Further information More photos

Range

Unconfirmed records from southern Cape York Peninsula.

Found in the following Australian states/territories

Northern Territory, Queensland, Western Australia

Habitat

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