Common name: Rosenberg’s Monitor
Total length 1.5m
Rare/vulnerable in NSW
Rosenberg’s Monitor, also known as the Southern Heath 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.
Rosenberg’s Monitor lays its eggs in termite mounds and any sightings at/near mounds might be an indication of breeding activity. If recording this monitor make note of nearby termite mounds if you think this is relevant.
For more information on monitors, please read the general note on Monitors & Geckos.
Distribution: In the Canberra region they are found in more open areas from north of Canberra to just south of Cooma.
Status: listed as Vulnerable in NSW, but not listed in ACT or in Commonwealth as a threatened species.
CNM would like more information on this species, be on the look out for it. Photos of tail are important to distinguish it from The Lace Monitor. Photos of head help to distinguish individuals in the species.
MapsMount Majura Mount Ainslie Tidbinbilla Nature Reserve Gigerline Nature Reserve Namadgi National Park Bullen Range Cotter Reserve Lower Cotter Catchment Illilanga & Baroona Brindabella National Park Cuumbeun Nature Reserve Keverstone National Park Kosciuszko National Park Googong Foreshore Kowen Escarpment Ginninderry Conservation Corridor Campbell Park Woodland Googong Reservoir
PlacesWatson, ACT Paddys River, ACT Banks, ACT Wallaroo, NSW Majura, ACT Hackett, ACT Googong, NSW Kowen, ACT Campbell, ACT Gundaroo, NSW Michelago, NSW Ainslie, ACT Carwoola, NSW Queanbeyan East, NSW Uriarra, NSW Karabar, NSW Tennent, ACT Bumbalong, NSW Mullion, NSW Yarrow, NSW Sutton, NSW Nanima, NSW Wamboin, NSW Bywong, NSW Bigga, NSW Bredbo, NSW Cooma, NSW Booth, ACT Clear Range, NSW Rendezvous Creek, ACT Mount Clear, ACT Cotter River, ACT Burra, NSW Downer, ACT Hall, ACT Holt, ACT Bunyan, NSW Greenleigh, NSW Wee Jasper, NSW Hawker, ACT Colinton, NSW Billilingra, NSW Chakola, NSW Wambrook, NSW Frogmore, NSW Jagumba, NSW The Angle, NSW Urila, NSW Bumbalong, ACT Tuggeranong DC, ACT Bredbo, ACT Khancoban, NSW Bogong Peaks Wilderness, NSW Blowering, NSW
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