Panay monitor

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Panay monitor
Varanus mabitang brighter.jpg
Conservation status
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Lacertilia
Family: Varanidae
Genus: Varanus
Subgenus: Philippinosaurus
Species: V. mabitang
Binomial name
Varanus mabitang
Gaulke & Curio, 2001 [2][3]

The Panay monitor (Varanus mabitang) is an endangered monitor lizard native to Panay Island in the Philippines. This frugivore lives in the large trees in tropical moist forests, and is threatened both by the destruction of its habitat through deforestation and overhunting. It is listed on the ICUN's Red List of endangered species. The Panay monitor is darker in coloration compared to Varanus bitatawa and Gray's monitor.[4]

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