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Black Throat Monitor

A subspecies of the monitor lizard, the Black Throat Monitor, is a reptile endemic to the African country of Tanzania.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Sauropsida
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Scleroglossa
    Family Varanidae
    Genus Varanus
    Species V. albigularis
    Subspecies V. albigularis microstictus
    Scientific Name Varanus albigularis microstictus

    Other Names Black Throated Monitor
    Length Up to seven feet (2 m)
    Coloration Dark gray to gray black with grayish white markings on feet
    Distribution Tanzania
    Habitat Inside burrows and at the base of trees in the dry savannah regions
    Diet Any animal they can catch whole
    Clutch Size Up to 37 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on January 18th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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