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Monitor/GeckoVaranus rosenbergi   

1 Rosenberg's Monitor at Illilanga & Baroona

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Varanus rosenbergi at Illilanga & Baroona - 9 Nov 2016
Varanus rosenbergi at Illilanga & Baroona - 9 Nov 2016
Varanus rosenbergi at Illilanga & Baroona - 9 Nov 2016

Identification history

Monitor/Gecko Varanus rosenbergi 18 Oct 2017 GeoffRobertson
Monitor/Gecko Varanus rosenbergi 18 Oct 2017 Illilanga

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WillO wrote:
   19 Oct 2017
Great photograph. i assume that the sandstone blocks and gravel are part of landscaping? These uncommon goannas like to shelter in deep cavities under piles of very large rocks like these. They will also shelter in hollow logs and burrows.
Illilanga wrote:
   19 Oct 2017
Thanks for the feedback. The Rosenberg's have been coming since 2013 and we re-landscaped with all the gravel etc. in 2016. We also have lots of fallen timber, logs and other reptile friendly habitat both near the house and throughout the property. We have a huge boulder retaining wall near the house that we have seen one go into... fingers crossed that one or two decide to shelter on a regular basis. :)

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Very Rare / Threatened
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 9 Nov 2016 12:17 PM Recorded on
  • Illilanga Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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