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Old 08-02-2007, 10:10 AM
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Question Varanus Indicus-Locality ID

hi, i acquired few varanus indicus babies in the past. among those which reach my place was this one specimen that differs from the rest of the varanus indicus that had arrived. i have checked in the US & Europe but nobody seems to know what species or which locality the animal came from. now i am trying my luck in the UK. hope you guys could help out. below is the specimen:


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does anybody have any details on this species or locality? are/were they available in the UK?

thanks in advance.

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Old 08-02-2007, 10:22 AM
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Probably best to ask on varanus.nl, kingsnake.com (monitors forum) or captivebred.co.uk - there are a few specialist monitor keepers there (crocdoc, mrcota, and frank retes of goanna ranch) to name just a few. It looks a bit like a lacie (varanus varius) to me (but I'm definitely no expert and so am probably wrong).
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:29 AM
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hi razaiel, i have asked for assistance from varanus.nl. but at the moment none of the experienced keepers could tell me her exact locality. i thought if i probe further somewhere else such as in the UK, i might get the answer. she was labelled as indicus in the price list but as you can see, she is different (totally). one thing for sure is that she is within the indicus complex. i just couldnt make out which one.
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:31 AM
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Certainly a pretty monitor and doesn't look too worried at being handling. If you can get hold of Michael Cota (mrcota) he would probably be the best bet - he is located in SE Asia too (Thailand)
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:16 AM
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thanks for the recommendation Razaiel. i already know mike. i assume he too did not know what locality this specimen is from because he did not participate in the discussion pertaining to the matter in that forum. i will try and probe further regarding this matter. who knows...maybe it's a newly discovered species/complex.
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Old 09-02-2007, 01:17 AM
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awww their sweet!
never seen before!
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looks lovely, let us know if you find out what it is!
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:31 AM
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Yes - would be very interested to know what it is - stunning animal.
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Old 09-02-2007, 09:57 AM
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ive got a feeling that is varanus jobiensis forgive me if spelling wrong
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