About this object

Flat-headed lizard with long neck, slender but robust body and long laterally, flattened tail ending in a thin point which is white or yellow in colour. Coloration is variable, ranging from yellowish to dark brown or black with numerous light and dark streaks and spots usually arranged in irregular bands across the back, the legs are covered in white or yellow spots. Total length 100-160 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
    2000.1.32
  • Scientific name
    Varanus gouldii (Gray, 1838)
  • Classification
    REPTILIA SAURIA VARANIDAE
  • Common name
    Gould's Monitor
  • Collector
    unrecorded
  • Date collected
    1925
  • Place collected
    Oceania: Australia: Western Australia: Perth
  • Measurements
    unrecorded
  • Credit line
    Donated by the Liverpool University Zoology Museum, 1999
  • Red Book Data status
    Unknown or unrecorded
Object view = Natural Science
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