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Monitor/GeckoVaranus varius    

Lace Monitor at Nanima, NSW

Varanus varius at Nanima, NSW - 1 Jan 2019

Identification history

Monitor/Gecko Varanus varius 1 Jan 2019 GeoffRobertson
Monitor/Gecko Varanus varius 1 Jan 2019 81mv

Significant sighting

  3 Jan 2019

A known general location but all sightings of this species in our region are significant and keenly sought

3 comments

WillO wrote:
   1 Jan 2019
This is a very important record of a now very rare species in the Canberra region. Thank you for submitting the great photograph. WillO.
   2 Jan 2019
This is only ~850m from a 2014 report and even less from one in Feb 2018. And there was another recent one about 6km away to the SE. Several different observers involved so it implies that the absence of reports from elsewhere in the region with CNM reports is because the Nanima vicinity has one of the only remaining populations of V varius in the ACT region. Well done 81mv. I hope you and other landholders manage to retain this species where everyone else has lost it, probably due to clearing of shrubs and trees; predation by foxes, dogs and cats; removal of termite mounds; and direct killing.
   3 Jan 2019
In separate correspondence 81MV said "we just measured against the markings in the tree - the goanna was about 180cms"

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 1 Jan 2019 11:31 AM Recorded on
  • 81mv Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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