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Earless Monitor Lizards

The Earless Monitor Lizard from Borneo is the only member of the Lanthanotidae family, being related to the true monitor lizards, as well as to the beaded lizards. Little is known about this extremely rare reptile species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Superfamily Varanoidea
    Family Lanthanotidae
    Genus Lanthanotus
    Species L. borneensis
    Scientific Name Lanthanotusborneensis

    Length 20 cm approx.
    Coloration Brown to copper
    Distribution Northern Borneo
    Diet Earthworms and similar kinds of prey
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status ‘Not evaluated’

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

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