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RE: Ornate or Water monitor? ID needed

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Posted by: murrindindi at Sat Jan 4 19:10:22 2014  [ Report Abuse ] [ Email Message ] [ Show All Posts by murrindindi ]  
   

Hi I agree with Charles Koutris, this is DEFINITELY a Varanus ornatus (Ornate monitor).
Another distinguishing feature are the occeli, there are normally 3 to 5 rows between the front and rear legs in V. ornatus, 6 or more in V. niloticus.


   

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