Desert Monitor

The Desert Monitor, Varanus griseus, is a species of monitor lizard of the order Squamata found living throughout North Africa and South Asia. Three subspecies of Varanus griseus have been described:

  • Varanus griseus griseus (Grey Monitor)
  • Varanus griseus caspius (Caspian Monitor)
  • Varanus griseus koniecznyi (Indian Desert Monitor).

Varanus griseus is a carnivorous monitor lizard that feeds on a wide range of vertebrates and invertebrates

Read more about Desert Monitor:  Conservation, Distribution

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... Jordan, Turkey (from Urfa) Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Egypt, Palestine, Israel, Syria, Lebanon, Iraq, Arabia, Oman, Turkmenistan, Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Tajikistan, Kyrgyzstan, Western Sahara, Mauritania, Mali, Niger, Chad, Sudan, Afghanistan, Iran (including Kavir desert), Pakistan, NW India. ...

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