Biawak / the common Asian water monitor lizard / Varanus salvator macromaculatus from Rejang Land Sumatra

the common Asian water monitor lizard / Varanus salvator macromaculatus from Rejang Land Sumatra
Biawak or the common Asian water monitor lizard / Varanus salvator macromaculatus is a large species of monitor lizard capable of growing over 3 meters (9.8 ft) in length, with the average size of most adults at 2.5 meters (8.2 ft) long. Maximum weight of Varanus salvator can be over 75 kg, but most are half that size. Their body is muscular with a long powerful laterally compressed tail. Water monitors are one of the most common monitor lizards found throughout Asia.
the common Asian water monitor lizard / Varanus salvator macromaculatus from Rejang Land Sumatra
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Sauria/Lacertilia
Family: Varanidae
Genus: Varanus
Species: V. salvator macromaculatus
the common Asian water monitor lizard / Varanus salvator macromaculatus from Rejang Land Sumatra
Image Location: Suban Air Panas / Curup Town / Rejang Lebong Regency Reference:
  1. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Water_monitor
  2. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monitor_lizard

1 komentar:

  1. mantap biawaknya , harus dilestarikan jangan sampek punah ya :)

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