Gaulke & Curio, 2001 
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.