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Finschs Monitor

Finschs monitor is a species of lizard belonging to the subgenus Euprepiosaurus, occurring in New Guinea and Australia.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Family Varanidae
    Genus Varanus
    Subgenus Varanus (Euprepiosaurus)
    Scientific Name Varanus finschi

    Color Dark grayish outer surface patterned with black eyespots arranged in non-uniform diagonal rows with a yellowish center; head is dark marked with numerous yellowish spots
    Distribution New Guinea and Australia
    Habitat Mangrove forest, inland forest, coconut plantations, fresh-cut clearings, rocky beaches
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on February 13th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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