Argus Monitor (Varanus panoptes horni) The Argus monitor is endemic to the southern coastal, grass, riparian and woodland habitats of the island of New Guinea, both Indonesian and New Guinea countries, and some islands of the Torres Straights. It is adaptive to a wide range of habitat types.
The species is known as Malayan water monitor, Asian water monitor (or kabaragoya, denoting a Sri Lankan subspecies with distinct morphological features), common water monitor, two-banded monitor, and as rice lizard, ring lizard, plain lizard and no-mark lizard, as well as simply "water monitor".
The Bengal monitor (Varanus bengalensis) or common Indian monitor, is a monitor lizard found widely distributed over the Indian Subcontinent, as well as parts of Southeast Asia and West Asia. This large lizard is mainly terrestrial, and its length can range from about 61 to 175 cm from the tip of the snout to the end of the tail.
The black-headed monitor (Varanus tristis) is a relatively small species of monitor lizards native to Australia. It is placed in the subgenus Odatria. Their average length is between 50 and 80 cm depending on location. V. t. tristis is the larger of two distinct subspecies, found mainly to the west of Australia.
The black-throated monitor lizard (also known as the black-throat monitor) is a large lizard with a typically mild temperament when kept as a pet. Black-throated monitors eat whole prey items such as mice, require an extremely large enclosure, and can grow to be over 50 pounds.
Blue-Tailed Monitor The blue-tailed monitor gets its name from the blue bands on its tail. It can be found in Australia, New Guinea, and various islands. It can spend time on land, in the water, and in trees. This lizard can grow up to four feet in length and can be tamed over time.
The World’s Longest Lizard. Varanus of New Guinea is a monitor lizard. People refer to this lizard as; crocodile monitor, Varanus salvadorii, Papu (n) monitor or Artellia. This outsized monitor lizard of New Guinea, which is the world’s longest lizard, is 211 cm (8.02ft) long.
The desert monitor, Varanus griseus, is a species of monitor lizards of the order Squamata found living throughout North Africa and Central and South Asia. Three subspecies have been described: V. g. griseus V. g. caspius V. g. koniecznyi The desert monitor is carnivorous, feeding on a wide range of vertebrates and invertebrates.
The emerald tree monitor (Varanus prasinus) or green tree monitor, is a small to medium-sized arboreal monitor lizard. It is known for its unusual coloration, which consists of shades from green to turquoise, topped with dark, transverse dorsal banding. This coloration helps camouflage it in its arboreal habitat.
The lace monitor or lace goanna (Varanus varius) is a member of the monitor lizard family, Australian members of which are commonly known as goannas. It belongs to the subgenus Varanus. Lace monitors are the second-largest monitor in Australia after the perentie.
Mertens' or Mertens's water monitor (Varanus mertensi), often misspelled Merten's water monitor, is a member of the monitor lizard family found in northern Australia, and is a wide-ranging, actively foraging, opportunistic predator of aquatic and riparian habitats. It is named after German herpetologist Robert Mertens.
It is believed that, despite its size, the northern Sierra Madre forest monitor evaded discovery for so long due to its secretive nature, disinclination to cross open spaces, and preference for spending time high up in trees. The northern Sierra Madre forest monitor’s diet consists mainly of fruit and snails.
Ornate Monitor The ornate monitor is from the forests of Africa. It is a black lizard with rows of yellow spots and a banded tail. It can grow to be over five feet long. Although a very attractive animal, the ornate monitor is often a difficult lizard to tame.
Newly acquired peach-throat monitors, especially those that are wild caught, tend to be hyperactive, nervous lizards. It is absolutely essential that they have a large terrarium with lots of hiding places. Unlike the sluggish savannah monitor, this is a large, active species that will explore the cage for hours or dash madly away from an intruder.
The rock monitor (Varanus albigularis), also called the leguaan, likkewaan or black-throated monitor, is a species of monitor lizard found in Central, East and southern Africa. It is the second-longest lizard found on the continent, and the heaviest bodied.
Rosenberg's monitor, the heath monitor, or the southern heath monitor, Varanus rosenbergi, is a species of monitor lizards endemic to Australia, where it can be found in southern regions within the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, and Western Australia.
The black roughneck monitor lizard, Varanus rudicollis, is a species of monitor lizard found in Southeast Asian countries of Thailand, Burma, and Malaysia.It is also found in Indonesia on Sumatra and islands of the Riau Archipelago It is sometimes known simply as the roughneck monitor lizard.
The sand goanna (Varanus gouldii) is a species of large Australian monitor lizard, also known as Gould's monitor, the sand monitor, or racehorse goanna. In some Aboriginal languages, the sand goanna is called bungarra, a term also commonly used by non-Aboriginal people in Western Australia.
Two subspecies of spiny-tailed monitors may be found throughout much of the northern half of Australia, from the northern half of Western Australia, all of the Northern Territory (except possibly where the closely related V. baritji is found), western Queensland, and the northern third of South Australia.
Varanus kordensis, the Biak tree monitor, is a member of the Varanidae family found on Biak Island in Indonesia. It is also known as the Kordo tree monitor. Long considered a subspecies of the emerald tree monitor (V. prasinus), most authorities now treat it as a separate species.
The yellow-headed water monitor (Varanus cumingi), also commonly known as the Philippine water monitor or Cuming's water monitor, is a large species of monitor lizard in the family Varanidae. Varanus cumingi was previously recognized as a subspecies of the water monitor (Varanus salvator), but today is acknowledged as a species in its own right.