Varanus flavescens

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Colour

Dorsal colouration in juveniles is dark brown, with yellowish spots transversely arranged, sometimes these unite and form distinct transverse bars; temporal region is with a dark streak, which gradually merges with the dark brown colour of the head; dark

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Submission Date :2012-11-01

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Rarity Data

Vulnerable on account of habitat loss, being hunted for skin and flesh.

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Submission Date :2012-11-01

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Size

Standard length 365 mm., tail length 465 mm.

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Body And Scales

Scales on the crown of the head are smaller than the scales available on the nuchal region, which are strongly keeled; dorsal scales are strongly keeled; median supraocular shields are slightly enlarged transversely; abdomen is with 65-75 transverse rows

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Submission Date :2012-11-01

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nostril is like an oblique slit, which is a little nearer to the tip of the snout than to the orbit; Teeth : Teeth are acute, slightly compressed; snout is short, convex, its length is less than 2 times of its height; canthus rostralis is quite distinct;

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Submission Date :2012-11-01

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Limbs

Limbs are strong, digits are short;

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Tails

tail is strongly compressed, with a low double-toothed crest above; subcaudal scales are not much larger than the lateral caudal scales.

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Habitat Location Distribution

Habit & Habitat

Diurnal species, inhabiting burrows in groves and on the muddy walls (embankments) of pools and canals; it is a very good swimmer and preys on crabs, shrimps, aquatic insects and their larvae, which comprises its main food.
Insectivorous
Dirurnal

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Submission Date :2012-11-01

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