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Roughneck Monitor

Roughneck monitor is a monitor lizard found in Southeast Asia. The animal is very much secretive.

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

    Other Names Black roughneck monitor lizard
    Size Up to 5 ft (150 cm)
    Weight 345 g
    Color Completely black with some grayish coloring
    Distribution Thailand, Burma, Malaysia, Indonesia
    Habitat Primary and secondary rainforest, mangrove swamps
    Diet Grasshoppers, roaches and other large insects, frogs, snails, crabs,  scorpions, termites, birds and their eggs, fish
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 4 to 15 eggs
    Incubation Period 6 to 7 months in captivity
    Average Lifespan In wild: 15 to 20 years
    In captivity: More than 25 years

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    Published on February 5th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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