What's this Varanid

Discussion in 'Australian Lizards and Monitors' started by womas4me, May 11, 2005.

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  1. bigguy

    bigguy Very Well-Known Member

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    Could be Varanus Pilbaransus. The shape is right, the location is close, but those pale spots are throwing me a bit.
     
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    RE: What

    Nup, no stripe. Long tail with some faint lines / stripes
     
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    RE: What

    eremius has striping almost all the way down their tails, whereas caudolineatus has striping mostly towards the end of it's tail. How long is the tail in relation to the SVL. If it is a pilbarensis as Bob has suggested, its tail should be about twice as long as the body. It may be enough to give a more positive ID. Eremius and caudolineatus are about one and half times SVL.
     
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    RE: What

    Ok tail is 100 mm, SVL is 65mm. Made an error before with SVL.
     
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    So it is about 1.5 times body length. Any chance of getting some closer pics? Maybe you need to keep it back for a while till it gets bigger and you can get a positive ID.
     
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    womas4me Very Well-Known Member

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    Try this one
     
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    Definitely eremius.
     
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    I don't want a flatulent donkey tho :(
     
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    It is very hard to tell. Eremius doesn't seem to have the small spottings on the hind legs like caudolineatus does. They are very similar.
     
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    womas4me Very Well-Known Member

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    Seeing alot of little monitors around and in town ATM. Saw a little pilbarensis on a snake callout last week, it was happily basking on the road in town.
     
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    Awesome womas, great to see they are about over there.
     
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    womas4me Very Well-Known Member

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    Here we are Bob. This is the best i can do for now.
     
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    Yep,...eremius
     
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    ok so what is it?
     
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    varanus kingorum?
     
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    womas4me Very Well-Known Member

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    Eremius. Said bye bye on friday.
     
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