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Rennell Island Monitor

Rennell island monitor is a monitor lizard belonging to the subgenus Euprepiosaurus, found only in the Rennell Island – one of the islands that make up the Solomon Islands.

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

    Other Names Hakoi Monitor
    Size Up to 150 cm
    Color Different shades of ash
    Distribution Solomon Islands
    Habitat cleared areas including small plantations and food gardens
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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

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