Base Elements

Colour

The Indian Desert Monitor is sandy, brownish yellow or occasionally greenish yellow in colour, heavily speckled with dark grey or greyish brown. It measures about 52 cm in the head and body length and about 80 cm in the length of tail. The body is sometim

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Rarity Data

Like other monitors, it is hunted extensively for its valuable skin. Its population has, therefore, become exceedingly low.

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Body And Scales

The scales on the crown are usually larger than the nuchal scales. The dorsal scales are obtusely keeled, and the lateral caudal scales are indistinctly keeled.

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The snout is depressed at the end. The nostrils are oblique slits, lying much nearer to the eyes than the end of the muzzle.

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Limbs

The digits are moderately elongated.

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Tails

The tail is rounded and whip-like.

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Habitat Location Distribution

Habit & Habitat

This monitor lives in burrows in undulating sandy grounds, with sparse vegetation. It can attain great speed in its movement, if required. During quick movements, however, the body remains raised above the ground. Its food mainly consists of locusts, gras
Sand dwelling
Insectivorous

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