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Monitor/GeckoVaranus varius  

5 Lace Monitor at Molonglo Valley, ACT

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Varanus varius at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 30 Nov 2019
Varanus varius at Molonglo Valley, ACT - 30 Nov 2019

Identification history

Monitor/Gecko Varanus varius 18 Mar 2020 DonFletcher

Significant sighting

  19 Mar 2020

Lace Monitors were once common in the ACT but have now declined to near extinction. I think the last confirmed record from the Canberra area goes back to the 1990s.

Author's notes

Photo taken on building site by unknown person. Said to be sometime in late November.

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Location information

Species information

  • Sensitive
  • Rare or uncommon Native
  • Non-Invasive

Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 30 Nov 2019 Recorded on
  • DonFletcher Recorded by
  • Website Reported via
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