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Yellow Monitor

The Yellow Monitor is a medium size lizard, weighing between 500 and 1000 gm. They live in parts of the Asian subcontinent. Although declared to be a ‘least concerned’ species, these reptiles have a low population density.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Varanidae
    Genus Varanus
    Subgenus V. (Empagusia)
    Species V. flavescens
    Scientific Name Varanusflavescens

    Length Up to 30in
    Coloration Dark grey netlike patterns all over the body, upon a yellow base
    Distribution Around the rivers Indus, Ganges and Brahmaputra in India, Pakistan, Nepal and Bangladesh
    Habitat Primarily found in the flood plain areas
    Diet Small reptiles and birds, arthropods, bird eggs etc.
    Breeding Season December to March
    Clutch Size Up to 11 eggs
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern (IUCN 2.3)

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

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