Monitors goannas and earless monitors

(Varanidae)

Class Reptilia Order Squamata Suborder Varanoidei Family Varanidae

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Small to very large lizards with long necks and forked tongues

Size

9-122 in (230-3,100 mm) total length

Number of genera, species

2 genera; about 61 species

Habitat

Versatile

Conservation status

Vulnerable: 2 species

Distribution

Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia

Distribution

Africa, Asia, Southeast Asia, and Australia

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