Base Elements

Colour

Dorsal colouration of juveniles is dark olive, with transversely arranged dull spots or ocelli, some individuals with alternate darker spots or cross bars and in rare case only dark bars are available; dorsal aspect of the head is with faint spots; a prom

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Rarity Data

Endangered, as they are killed in large numbers for their skin and flesh. The flesh of this lizard is considered as delicacy and consumed by many people, throughout its range. Their eggs are also eaten in large numbers at various places.

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Size

Standard length 280-750 mm., tail length 475-1000 mm.

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Body And Scales

Scales on the crown of head are larger than the scales present on the nuchal region and fore part of the dorsum; which are rounded and devoid of the keels; posterior scales of the dorsum may or may not be keeled; scales of neck, back and belly are sub-equ

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The head is long and narrow, neck is long, snout is pointed, convex at the tip; its length from 2 to 21/2 times its height; distance from nostril to eye is 55-75% of distance from nostril to tip of the snout; canthus rostralis is distinctly prominent; nos

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Limbs

Limbs are long and strong, digits are elongate.

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Tails

Tail is strongly compressed laterally, with a low double-toothed crest of scales above except at its base and tip; lateral caudal scales are keeled, slightly smaller than the subcaudal scales. Femoral pores are not present.

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Description

General/Morphology/LifeForm

Vertebrata - Reptiles

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Habitat Location Distribution

Habit & Habitat

This diurnal monitor lizard is of the burrowing habits and prefers to live in varied habitats and abodes like burrows, nullahs, around cliffs in the crevices of rocks, under stones and boulders, in dense vegetation bordering marshes, ponds, canals and tan
Dirurnal
Fossorial
Dirurnal

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