Common name: Lace Monitor
SVL: 77cm, Total length 2.1m
Lace Monitor is one two monitors or goannas in the Canberra region. Rosenberg’s is a ground dwelling monitor while the Lace Monitor is often found in trees. Rosenberg’s is a lightish brown with orange bands, whereas the Lace Monitor is darker in colour, but also with bands, with a few very broad bands on the second half of its tail. For more information on monitors, please read the general note on Monitors & Geckos.
Distribution: Lace Monitor is relative rare in and near Canberra also very common elsewhere especially along the South Coast and the far south coast of New South Wales.
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