Tuesday, August 19, 2014

Week #16 Varanus Kingorum!

Varanus kingorum, commonly referred to as "Kings Rock Monitor" is one of the smallest monitor species the world has to offer.  They like a basking spot that reaches 120 degrees Fahrenheit.  They burrow, so in captivity six to eight inches of substrate with a few inches of leaf litter is highly recommended for this lizard to feel comfortable.  "Leucistic" (white) and wild types both occur in the wild.  Thanks to JT Baginski for the pictures...  enjoy

PS:  I know it's been a while since my last post, but it's beginning to become difficult to find species that weren't in the first 52 week countdown, as well as the first 15 of this years countdown.  If anyone has a species in mind that they wouldn't mind contributing pictures of I would greatly appreciate it.   

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