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Sago Monitor

Sago monitor is a species of lizard belonging to the Varanidae family, found only in the island of Sanana in Indonesia.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Sauropsida
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Scleroglossa
    Family Varanidae
    Genus Varanus
    Subgenus Varanus (Euprepiosaurus)
    Scientific Name Varanus obor

    Other Names Torch Monitor
    Size 0.8 to 1.5 m
    Weight 0.5 to 1.5 kg
    Color Shiny black body with marked red-orange markings; bright orange head
    Distribution Sanana Island (Indonesia)
    Habitat Coastal sago palm swamps, riparian habitats, rainforests
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status No Assessment

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

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