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Monitor/GeckoVaranus varius  

1 Lace Monitor at Gundaroo, NSW

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Varanus varius at Gundaroo, NSW - 18 Dec 2018
Varanus varius at Gundaroo, NSW - 18 Dec 2018

Identification history

Monitor/Gecko Varanus varius 23 Dec 2018 GeoffRobertson
Monitor/Gecko Varanus rosenbergi 23 Dec 2018 GeoffRobertson
Monitor/Gecko Varanus rosenbergi 22 Dec 2018 leegundaroo

Significant sighting

  24 Dec 2018

The Lace Monitor is now a rare sighting in the local region

Author's notes

Observed eating young shrike thrush


WillO wrote:
   24 Dec 2018
Its a hard life when you have to climb power lines. This is a terrific record given how rare these goannas have become in the ACT region. Well done! WillO.
   24 Dec 2018
Hi Lee, There have been only two other wild V varius reported in ~ 20 years and one of the others was near this sighting, at Nanima. You may have the last population in the region of what was a relatively common species until the mid 20th C. I would be very interested in any further observations you care to provide.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 18 Dec 2018 8:49 PM Recorded on
  • leegundaroo Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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