The rediscovery of the Common Water Monitor Lizard Varanus salvator (Squamata: Varanidae) in northern Myanmar

Sai Sein Lin Oo, Paul Jeremy James Bates
2016 Journal of Threatened Taxa  
On 09 June 2015, a Common Water Monitor Varanus salvator (Laurenti, 1768) was observed and photographed (Image 1) on the campus of Banmaw University, Banmaw (Bhamo), Kachin State, Myanmar (24018'15"N & 97015'52"E). Subsequently, a second individual was observed 140km to the west at Banmauk, Sagaing Division (24024'N & 95051'E). These two observations are the first records of Varanus salvator from Upper Myanmar since Anderson (1878). It would be interesting to conduct follow-up studies to
more » ... p studies to determine whether this is indeed a relict northern population.
doi:10.11609/jott.2746.8.5.8827-8828 fatcat:4hikr4b25rfqflaxsom72g5r7q