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Quince Monitor

Quince monitor is a monitor lizard belonging to the subgenus Euprepiosaurus, found only in Indonesia. The lizard is very much aquatic. Males are larger than females.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Family Varanidae
    Genus Varanus
    Subgenus Euprepiosaurus
    Scientific Name Varanus melinus

    Size 80–120 cm (2.6–3.9 ft)
    Color Head, back, legs, and tail are bright yellow with a black reticulation on the lower part of the neck; alternating bands of yellow and black on the tail which turns pale towards the end
    Distribution Indonesia
    Habitat Tropical forest and swamp
    Diet Insects, frogs, eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 4 to 10 eggs (in captivity)
    Average Lifespan 20 years or more

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    Published on February 15th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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