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Monitor/GeckoVaranus varius  

3 Lace Monitor at Gundaroo, NSW

Varanus varius at Gundaroo, NSW - 25 Dec 2018

Identification history

Monitor/Gecko Varanus varius 31 Jan 2019 WillO
Monitor/Gecko Varanus varius 31 Jan 2019 Gunyijan

Significant sighting

  31 Jan 2019

Furthest east recent record of Tree Goannas in the Yass River - Nanima - Gundaroo area

Author's notes

Crossed yard behind house when lamb was cooking for Christmas lunch.


WillO wrote:
   31 Jan 2019
This is a great record - thanks for taking the time to take the great photograph and for loading it onto CNM. It is adding to our knowledge of a species that has declined in its distribution in this region.
Gunyijan wrote:
   1 Feb 2019
Thank you. Our first sighting (in 25 years) of a tree goanna close to our Gundaroo property was a dead one (run over - not by us) on 1 January 2018 on Back Creek Road, Gundaroo. I have a photo of that Goanna and it is very similiar in markings and colour to the goanna subject of the post. We saw 'our' goanna again in early January 2019 also close to the house/shed.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 25 Dec 2018 1:00 PM Recorded on
  • Gunyijan Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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