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Monitor/GeckoVaranus sp. (genus)

1 A goanna at Lake George, NSW

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Varanus sp. (genus) at Lake George, NSW - 2 Mar 2019
Varanus sp. (genus) at Lake George, NSW - 2 Mar 2019
Varanus sp. (genus) at Lake George, NSW - 2 Mar 2019
Varanus sp. (genus) at Lake George, NSW - 2 Mar 2019

Identification history

Monitor/Gecko Varanus sp. (genus) 4 Mar 2019 MichaelMulvaney
Monitor/Gecko Varanus rosenbergi 2 Mar 2019 MPennay

Author's notes

Scratches in termite mounds, too large and high for echidna.

6 comments

wombey wrote:
   2 Mar 2019
I'm happy to accept it is a Varanus but I'm not sure we can go as far as rosenbergi without supporting evidence. Have you seen any of either species in the area before?
MPennay wrote:
   2 Mar 2019
Never seen varius there are rosenbergi records from just across the Federal hwy at Bywong
   3 Mar 2019
Right kind of termites, Nasutitermes. Kangaroos also scratch mounds high above ground but claw marks tend not to start in a line like these. So I agree w John Wombey. There is a recent V. varius record from 13 km to the north west, so neither local goanna species can be ruled out.
MPennay wrote:
   3 Mar 2019
Ok thanks.
MPennay wrote:
   3 Mar 2019
I'll have to put some cameras out to confirm.
   4 Mar 2019
Thanks Mike - I'll confirm as Varanus sp. for now.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 - 3 Abundance
  • 2 Mar 2019 12:34 PM Recorded on
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