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Dumeril’s Monitor

Dumeril’s Monitors live in the Southeast Asian countries and are found in two subspecies. Compared to other monitors, very little has been known overall about this animal.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Family Varanidae
    Genus Varanus
    Subgenus V. (Empagusia)
    Subgenus V. (Empagusia)
    Scientific Name Varanusdumerilii

    Length 4.5 ft (1.4 m)
    Coloration Dark coffee brown
    Distribution South of Burma, Kanchanaburi Province in Thailand, Peninsular Malaysia, throughout Borneo, Sumatra, Riau, Bangka–Belitung and a few other small islands of Indonesia
    Habitat Mangrove swamps and highly humid, dense evergreen forests
    Diet Main diet is crab but also consumes molluscs, fish, frogs, snails, smaller rodents, and insects
    Breeding Season Nothing known about breeding habits
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on January 31st 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 13th June 2019.

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