About this object

Medium-sized monitor with long cylindrical tail. Generally grey-brown above with pale flecks and spots but may be pale grey tinged with red whilst others may be black with irregular white or cream crossbands, appears to change colour to match the local tree trunks. Length up to 65 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    1987.143.195
  • Scientific name
    Varanus timorensis (Gray, 1831)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SAURIA VARANIDAE
  • Common name
    Spotted Tree Monitor
  • Collector
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
    Oceania: Australia
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    Previous number: 1987.143.195-197
Object view = Natural Science
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