Varanus gouldii (Gray, 1838)

2000.1.32

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.