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Rainer Gunther’s Monitor

Rainer Gunther’s monitor is a monitor lizard belonging to the Varanidae family, found in the Maluku Islands, Indonesia.

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

    Size Around 3 ft (1m); larger recorded specimens  measures close to 5 ft (1.6 m)
    Color Dark grayish-black ground color with eye-drops pattern on the upper surface with yellow centers arranged in diagonal rows; cream to grayish underside
    Distribution Moluccas (Indonesia)
    Habitat Coastal environments including mangroves
    Diet Mainly aquatic prey
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on February 17th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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