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MONITOR LIZARD
Monitor Lizard (Varanus bengalensis) is mainly found in the lowland dry zone of the country, but reaches elevations of ca. 500m. It is one of the most widely distributed of the living varanids. It inhabit a large range of habitats ranging from arid desert fringes to rainforests, but is most common in farmlands (particularly the coconut plantations) and dry, open forests. Land monitors reach a maximum snout to vent length of about 140 cm in Sri Lanka and large specimens can weigh over 10 kg. Yala National Park - Sri Lanka.