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Lace monitor (Varanus varius) A youngster about 1.5 metres long. Wandering up a slope covered with leaf litter in a Queensland national park. Australia,Fall,Geotagged,Lace monitor,Varanus varius Click/tap to enlarge

Lace monitor (Varanus varius)

A youngster about 1.5 metres long. Wandering up a slope covered with leaf litter in a Queensland national park.

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The lace monitor or tree goanna is a member of the monitor lizard family native to eastern Australia. A large lizard, it can reach 2 m in total length and 14 kg in weight. The lace monitor is considered to be a least-concern species according to the International Union for Conservation of Nature.

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Mark Ridgway
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By Mark Ridgway

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Uploaded Mar 22, 2016. Captured Apr 13, 2011 18:35 in 68 Kondalilla Falls Rd, Flaxton QLD 4560, Australia.
  • EX-Z2000
  • f/5.3
  • 1/15s
  • ISO400
  • 17.86mm