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Timor Monitor

Timor monitor is a species of small monitor lizards found in the islands of East and West Timor. The species is diurnal and arboreal.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Sauropsida
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Family Varanidae
    Genus Varanus
    Subgenus Varanus (Odatria)
    Scientific Name Varanus timorensis


    Other Names Spotted tree monitor
    Size Up to 61 cm
    Weight 100 to 350 g
    Color Dark greenish-gray to nearly black background color with bright gold-yellow or sometimes bluish spots on the upper surface and light straw-yellow color on the underside
    Distribution East and west Timor islands
    Habitat Warm and moist habitats with plenty of trees to climb
    Diet Variety of Invertebrates, other lizards like geckos
    Breeding Season December to March
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Up to 11 eggs
    Incubation Period 3 to 4 months
    Average Lifespan 10 to 12 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Lower Risk

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    Published on April 29th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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