monitor lizard


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Synonyms for monitor lizard

any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia

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The Bengal monitor lizard identified in Heathrow was around one foot in length and CITES officials said they believe it to be a juvenile.
A substance extracted from the saliva of monitor lizards does not have the power to cure diabetes, a top official from the Ministry of Health has affirmed.
He said monitor lizards are non-poisonous reptiles and people should not be afraid of them.
Exotic pets including bearded dragons, monitor lizards and a royal python all needed a place to stay when last week's floods forced people to evacuate an estate in Newburn.
Also featured are Chris Weller, who shares his home with a 6ft monitor lizard, Terry Moore, who breeds big cats and keeps them in the house while they are cubs, and Ian Newbie, who describes his work rehoming reptiles.
Leather of considerable utility and value is produced from Monitor Lizard, Varanus spp.
But on May 13, 2010, the court heard RSPCA inspector Rachel Davies visited his home in Prestatyn and found a Bengal cat and a tabby kitten, three bearded dragons, a Peach faced monitor lizard and a Bosc monitor lizard.
In Africa, the lizards commonly found are Geckos, Agama lizard, chameleons, monitor lizard, Alligator lizard and typical lizard [3].
The long-necked monitor lizard was found wandering in a park in Lambeth, south London, two days after Christmas.
The park will provide undisturbed, natural habitat to Chinkara, Urial Chukar Patridgem, Grey Patridge, Hare, Fox, Monitor Lizard etc.
APP learnt on Friday that Hazarganji Chiltan National Park Quetta that stretches over 32,500 acres of land, habitats a large number of species of animals and birds including -Chiltan wildgoat or Markhor, Suleiman Markhor, Urial sheep, wolf, Jackal, Red fox, and Desert hare, species of birds include Houbara bustard, Griffon vulture, Egyptian vulture, Honey buzzard, Laggar falcon, Peregrine falcon, Kestrel, Indian sparrow hawk, Scops owl, Common cuckoo, European bee-eater, Rock partridge, European nightjar, Long-billed pipit, Orphean warbler, Variable wheatear, Blue rock thrush, Stonechat, and Lichtensteins desert finch and reptiles- Monitor lizard, Russells viper, Saw scaled viper and Spiny tailed lizard.
While there they had to fend off an attack from a komodo dragon - an aggressive monitor lizard that can easily kill a human.
Answers will vary, but should include supporting reasons--for example, the giant African snail, because it can spread disease among humans, or Nile monitor lizard, because it eats any animal it can kill.
Also, there will be a 14-kilogram (30-pound) Monitor Lizard on exhibition.
The reptile population ranges from a variety of venomous and harmless snakes to the endangered blue-tongued lizard and the goanna, a monitor lizard that grows to 8 feet.