Native Animals
 

Varanus bengalensis

Bengal Monitor Lizard
NT
Near Threatened
IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
ver 3.1, 2021
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SSN 51991
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Taxonomy

The taxonomic status is pending for approval

Description

Bengal Monitor is characterized by its brown base colour with many small yellow spots. It habitats occurs in wide range which is from scrub desert to rainforest, yet it is most closely linked to dry and open forests. It shelters in cavities such as hollow trees or in burrows dug in soil banks at night while it is active during the day. Females lay a single clutch of about 20 eggs early in the rainy season and hatchlings emerge several months later.

Assessment

Year Published Assessment Red List Category Version
2021 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Near Threatened (NT)
3.1
2010 IUCN Red List of Threatened Species
Least Concern (LC)
3.1

Biodiversity Experts

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Amirrudin Bin Ahmad (Dr.)
Universiti Malaysia Terengganu (UMT)
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Chen Pelf Nyok (Dr.)
Turtle Conservation Society of Malaysia (TCS)
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Kaviarasu Munian (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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Lim Boo Liat (Dr.)
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Mohammad Shahfiz Azman (Mr.)
Forest Research Institute Malaysia (FRIM)
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Mohd Abdul Muin Bin Md Akil (Mr.)
Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
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Teo Eng Wah (Dr.)
University of Malaya (UM)
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References

Article
  1. Ibrahim, J., Shahrul Anuar, M.S., Norhayati, A., Nor, S.M., Shahriza, S., Nurul 'Ain, E., Nor Zalipah, M. & Rayan, D.M. (2006). An Annotated Checklist of Herpetofauna of Langkawi Island, Kedah, Malaysia. Malayan Nature Journal 58, 1-15
Book
  1. Beastall, C.A. & Chng, S.C.L. (2021). Identification of Commonly Traded Wildlife in Southeast Asia. TRAFFIC, Southeast Asia Regional Office, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]
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Magazine/Bulletin
  1. Identification of Commonly Traded Wildlife with a focus on the Golden Triangle (Lao PDR, Myanmar and Thailand) (2020). TRAFFIC, Southeast Asia Regional Office, Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia. — [ Adobe PDF (PDF) ]

Acknowledgements :- Ms. Aida Salihah Binti Abu Bakar, Ms. Mira Farzana Binti Mohamad Mokhtar, Ms. Norayuni Binti Ramlee, Ms. Norazah Binti Norddin, Mr. Tan Kok Kiat & Mr. Yasser Mohamed Arifin

Species Citation :- Varanus bengalensis. Malaysia Biodiversity Information System (MyBIS). Accessed via https://www.mybis.gov.my/sp/51991. [Retrieved 18 August 2022].

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