Peach-throated monitor

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Peach-throated monitor
Varanus jobiensis.jpg
Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Varanidae
Genus: Varanus
Subgenus: V. (Euprepiosaurus)
Species: V. jobiensis
Binomial name
Varanus jobiensis
Ahl, 1932[1]

The peach-throated monitor (Varanus jobiensis) is a species of monitor lizard native to New Guinea. It belongs to the subgenus Euprepiosaurus, along with the Ceram mangrove monitor and Finsch's monitor.[2] They grow up to 120 centimetres (3.9 ft) long. The colour of the throat, for which they are named, is white-yellow to red. They eat insects, frogs, freshwater fish, and small mammals.[3]

Peach-throated monitor on log in a vivarium


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