Gray's monitor

Gray's monitor

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Varanus olivaceus

The Gray's monitor is a large monitor lizard known only from lowland dipterocarp forest in southern Luzon, Catanduanes, and Polillo Island, all islands in the Philippines. It is also known as Gray's monitor lizard, butaan, and ornate monitor. It belongs to the subgenus Philippinosaurus. It is largely arboreal and extremely shy. The Northern Sierra Madre monitor lizard was thought to be of same species with Gray's monitor until a research concluded in 2010 that northern populations of Gray's monitor was a distinct species, now known as V. bitatawa.

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References

1. Gray's monitor Wikipedia article - https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gray's_monitor
2. Gray's monitor on The IUCN Red List site - https://www.iucnredlist.org/species/22888/9396856

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