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  Monitor lizard - MSN Encarta
Monitor (lizard), or goannas, common name for a genus of lizards that includes the largest living lizard, the Komodo dragon.
Monitors live in tropical and desert areas throughout Africa, in Asia from Arabia through southern China and Malaysia, and in the East Indies and Australia.
They are related to the mosasaur, a marine lizard that lived from 136 million to 65 million years ago and ranged up to 10 m (33 ft) long.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761560166/Monitor_(lizard).html   (318 words)

  
 Monitor Lizards
They are active lizards, that may be very hostile, lashing out with their tails upon the slightest provocation.
Monitors are carnivorous and will devour anything they are capable of dismembering and gulping down.
Monitors lay 7 to 35 soft-shelled eggs, usually deposited in holes in riverbanks or in trees along water courses.
www.honoluluzoo.org /monitor_lizards.htm   (480 words)

  
 Monitor-Lizard - A Premiere Web Site Monitoring Solution
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From time to time, Monitor Lizard may use, distribute or sell the use of the performance data obtained from measuring any URL or transaction on the Internet that either publicly accessible without special passwords to any user with a web browser or requires a special password that Monitor Lizard legitimately obtains for its own account.
If anyone contracts Monitor Lizard to collect measurement data that requires a password known only to them, we will not distribute or otherwise use that performance data without their permission.
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 BBC - Science & Nature - Wildfacts - Perentie, gigantic lace lizard, giant monitor
The perentie is the largest Australian monitor lizard, growing to 2.5 metres in length.
The perentie is the largest Australian monitor lizard.
It is a slender monitor lizard with a large head.
www.bbc.co.uk /nature/wildfacts/factfiles/3048.shtml   (288 words)

  
 Savannah Monitors
Despite that fact, monitors listed as "threatened" are being exported from their counties of origin and shipped to different parts of the world to satisfy the lust for the new--it sometimes seems that beginning lizard owners either start with an iguana, a bearded dragon, or with a monitor.
The Savannah monitors in captivity tend to be larger than their wild counterparts, due to food being more regularly available: no forced fasting from lack of available prey during the prolonged dry periods, periods that can last from 3-6 months, depending on where the lizard is originally from.
Monitors can escape from more than their enclosures; when transporting them, they must be just as secure as they are in their enclosure.
www.anapsid.org /savannah.html   (3925 words)

  
 Lizards & Snakes: Alive! | American Museum of Natural History   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Many squamates, including monitors and snakes, flick their tongues to sample the surroundings for chemical compounds.
Monitors have the longest tongues of any limbed lizard that uses its tongue to detect scents.
All monitors are about the same shape and proportion as this one—but some are much smaller, others much bigger.
www.amnh.org /exhibitions/lizards/nose/water.php   (311 words)

  
 Monitor Lizard and Lizard Animal Totem Monitor Lizard Magick Spirit Guides Talis
Lizards come in a variety of types, some have horns, some can detach their tails, once in their lifetime, when caught in a near fatal situation allowing them escape from danger.
Monitor Lizard and Lizard pearls are highly sought after by any wishing to absorb Monitor Lizard like virtues into their lives and develop stronger mental abilities such as those embodied by these interesting creatures.
The Monitor Lizard and Lizard totems are strong spirits indeed and their magical properties are one of the most influential of all animal totems.
www.manizone.co.uk /lizard-totem-a-19.html   (533 words)

  
 Nile monitor Varanus niloticus
Pitman (1931) suggested that the monitors work in pairs to raid the nests, one diverting the female crocodile's attention and drawing her away from the nest whilst the other rushes in and digs up the eggs.
The uses of monitor lizards and the effects of exploitation for meat and skins around Lake Chad is documented by Buffrenil (1992, 1993, et al 1994).
In Ghana the Nile monitor is known as mampan tintin, in Zambia as mbulu, nabulwe, hopani, nsamba or imbulu (Broadley 1971).
mampam.50megs.com /monitors/niloticus.html   (2757 words)

  
 Exhibits
They are active lizards, that may be very hostile, lashing out with their tails upon the slightest provocation.
Monitors do not divest themselves of their tails, like some other lizards.
Monitors threaten by opening the mouth, inflating the neck and hissing.
www2.hawaii.edu /~rkaya/exhibit_pages/animals-pages/monitor_lizards.html   (469 words)

  
 Monitor Lizard Skull
Monitor Lizard Skull - There are more than 40 species of monitor lizards World Wide.
Most varanids (members of the monitor lizard family) are fairly large with the largest being the Komodo Dragon, Varanus komodoensis.
Monitors inhabit a variety of climate and habitat types ranging from the hot, dry deserts of Africa and Australia to the lush, moist rain forests of Asia.
www.skullsunlimited.com /monitor-lizard-skull.html   (87 words)

  
 Monitors
Savannah monitors hail from Africa, and they are also listed as a "threatened" species in their natural habitat, due to the pet trade, trade in reptile skins, and the fact that they are used in their native countries as a source of food.
The lizard you choose should be active and alert, free from sores and abrasions, fairly plump(not skin and bones, but not overly fat either) outgoing but not aggressive, and reasonably calm when handled.
The general rule for sizing a cage is one and a half to two or more times the lizard from nose to base of tail in length, two thirds to one times the lizard in width, and one to one and a half times the lizard in height.
my.pclink.com /~dkelley/monitors.htm   (2429 words)

  
 Monitor Lizard and Lizard Animal Totem Monitor Lizard Magick Spirit Guides Talis
Monitor Lizard and Lizard Pearls are characteristic of their hosts; they possess all the remarkable characteristics that may be seen in the Monitor Lizard and Lizard itself; the intuition and agility of this reptile is contained within the pearl waiting for its proper owner to bestow its inner magic to that unique and auspicious individual.
Monitor Lizard and Lizard pearls are highly sought after by any wishing to absorb Monitor Lizard like virtues into their lives and develop stronger mental abilities such as those embodied by these interesting creatures.
The Monitor Lizard and Lizard totems are strong spirits indeed and their magical properties are one of the most influential of all animal totems.
www.ancientkeris.com /lizard-totem-a-19.html   (533 words)

  
 Picture of the Week: Water Monitor Lizard
Monitors range in size from the smaller tree monitors (1.5 feet) to the Komodo dragon, an endangered species native to Indonesia, which may reach lengths of 10 feet.
The "Water Monitor", is the largest lizard found in the Philippines, growing up to 2-1/2 meters, and is a cousin of the Komodo Dragon.
Monitors are opportunistic feeders and scavengers and eat a variety of small animals, insects, fish, molluscs and carrion.
www.imagequest3d.com /pages/current/pictureoftheweek/watermonitor/index.htm   (377 words)

  
 What is a Monitor Lizard?
A monitor lizard is a family of lizards that range in size from half a foot long (15cm) ranging all the way to the largest known lizard, the Komodo dragon, which can weigh up to 364 pounds (165 kilograms).
Unlike many lizards, the monitor lizard cannot grow its tail back if it is lost.
To reproduce, monitors often lay from 7-35 soft-shelled eggs in a hole dug near a riverbank or grove of trees along the water.
www.wisegeek.com /what-is-a-monitor-lizard.htm   (416 words)

  
 RainForest Lizards Monitor Skink Iguana Komodo Dragon
Lizards are found throughout much of the earth’s surface, with the obvious exception of the Polar Regions.
Temperate species of lizards can be found as far north as Canada, but both the number of species and concentrations of animals declines the further north one travels.
The Whiptail lizard is one of the only lizards known to be capable of reproducing without males of the species present.
www.rfadventures.com /lizards.htm   (2309 words)

  
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Monitor Lizards hunt during the day, they are not nocturnal.
Monitor Lizard and Lizard Pearls are characteristic of their hosts; they possess all the remarkable characteristics that may be seen in the Monitor Lizard and Lizard itself; the intuition and agility of this reptile is contained within the pearl waiting for its proper owner to bestow its inner magic to that unique and auspicious individual.
The owner of a Monitor Lizard pearl will see their lives, spiritual energy and mental clarity imbued with all of the virtues attributed to the “Evolved” creatures of the earth, the Monitor Lizard and the Lizard.
www.manizone.co.uk /monitor-lizard-p-178.html   (585 words)

  
 Gray's monitor lizard Varanus olivaceus
The extraordinary ability of monitor lizards to escape notice by ecologists and other field workers, despite their large size, is exemplified best by the case of Gray's monitor lizard.
No other monitor lizard is known to feed on plant matter in the wild, but in Gray's monitor it forms a major part of the diet.
Gray's monitor is sympatric with the water monitor V.salvator, and it has been suggested that it is only able to survive competition from this non specialised, gregarious animal by adapting to a largely frugivorous diet.
mampam.50megs.com /monitors/butaan.html   (1735 words)

  
 Lizards of Pakistan: Yellow Monitor
The Yellow Monitor with the exception of the Komodo dragon, is considered the most endangered of the monitor lizards.
The yellow monitor is a poorly known species and is considered to be one of the most endangered monitor lizards.
The yellow monitor has probably disappeared from most of its previous range and, with the exception of the Komodo dragon, is considered the most endangered of the monitor lizards.
www.wildlifeofpakistan.com /ReptilesofPakistan/yellowmonitor.htm   (524 words)

  
 Guidelines Monitors
Large monitor lizards can, if handled inappropriately, inflict serious injuries as a result of scratches by their well-developed claws and in some circumstances as a result of bites inflicted by their powerful jaws.
As a rule, savannah monitors grow moderately large (3 1/2 feet to 5 feet, occasionally larger depending on subspecies or country of origin), adapt well to captivity and, when raised from young animals and regularly handled, tend to become quite tame.
Nonetheless Asian water monitors are one of the most intelligent of the lizards and this feature along with their large size and tendency toward docility make them very popular among fanciers of large monitors.
www.iosphere.net /~ajs/Monitor.htm   (1567 words)

  
 www.arrowheadreptilerescue.org
Monitor lizards are not poisonous, however some species possess toxins in their saliva which can lead to rapid infections and septic conditions.
While it is unlikely that a smaller pet monitor lizard could kill a human, their bite can lead to prolonged problems if not treated and kept clean.
While there is no doubt that the lizards did not kill their owner (he passed from natural causes), this incident shows that they are instinctive animals and will go after anything that smells like food.
www.arrowheadreptilerescue.org /mediagallery/videos/monitorstrike   (398 words)

  
 Forum Message: 'A: monitor lizard ??'s'   (Site not responding. Last check: )
Monitors are not tame, they need to learn to trust you.
If the monitor associates you with the bringing of food, he will be more likely to come over and check you out.
Another approach is letting the monitor roam in a small, enclosed area, and sitting still in there with him.
www.practical-pet-care.com /lizard_question.php?ID=2.1929516417   (505 words)

  
 Komodo Dragon (Monitor Lizard) (Varanus komodoensis)   (Site not responding. Last check: )
After the komodo dragon, the next largest lizard is the water monitor, which reaches up to 9 feet long (2.7 m).
Monitors eat a wide variety of animals, as well as carrion, and all of them enjoy eating eggs.
The larger lizards drive smaller individuals away from food by lashing at them with their powerful tails.
www.animalweb.com /animalworld/showanimal.asp?iid=378   (253 words)

  
 Lizard Stock Footage
This sun-loving lizard is the reptile emblem of Australia, depicted on our now defunct two-cent coin This reptile is part of the Dragon family a sub-species of Lizards They are usually active during the day and move very fast on their two hind legs.
The Savannah Monitor in the wild can weigh five to five and a half kilograms, yet in captivity it is often found weighing over six kilograms.
In the wild, the average length of this Monitor is of approximately 1 to 1.5 meters.
www.junglewalk.com /stock-video/lizard-stock-footage.htm   (953 words)

  
 Floridian: Enter the dragons
The Nile monitor, or Varanus niloticus, is one of more than 30 species of monitor lizards, variously native to Africa, Asia and Australia.
The combination of large areas of undeveloped land, water, woods and diggable banks is Nile monitor paradise, and research in their native Africa has found that, though they eat everything from roadkill to other lizards, their favorite food is eggs: birds' eggs, snakes' eggs, even the eggs of crocodiles.
She told him the lizards were "feisty" as babies but mellowed out as they grew up.
www.sptimes.com /2003/09/26/Floridian/Enter_the_dragons.shtml   (2148 words)

  
 Nile Monitor Lizard: Stats & Facts
The Ornate Monitor tends to have a brighter coloration, and be smaller than the Nile Monitor.
The Ornate Nile Monitor is restricted to the southernmost sections of its wild distribution.
The Nile Monitor resembles and has similar habits as the Water Monitor (V. salvator) from Asia, and the Mangrove Monitor (V. indicus) from the mangrove swamps in India and other eastern coastal Mangrove swamps.
www.peteducation.com /article.cfm?cls=17&cat=1796&articleid=1644   (545 words)

  
 Crocodile Monitors - Is the Croc Monitor the Largest Lizard?
lizards are one of the rarest of all the different Monitor Lizards.
Crocodile Monitor lizards have been documented to reach a length of 15 feet, with stories of 19 footers being told by tribesman deep in the heart of the Papua New Guinea jungles.
These incredibly beautiful lizards are also known to have the longest tail, longest claws, and longest teeth of any living Monitor Lizard species.
www.tigerhomes.org /animal/other-animals/crocodile-monitor.cfm   (714 words)

  
 Lizard Pictures
This is the Beaded Lizard from Montgomery Zoo.
These lizards are moslty arboreal (lives in trees) while the adult Komodos spend thier time on the ground.
This lizard was photographed on my parents house near Houston Texas (yes I said ON the house, the lizard was on the roof and I stood on a fence to get this picture!) This lizard was displaying his throat fan and I kept missing it.
www.reptilereview.com /lizards.htm   (490 words)

  
 Lizard, Monitor :: d20srd.org
Monitor lizards can be aggressive, using their powerful jaws to tear at prey or enemies.
A monitor lizard has a +8 racial bonus on any Swim check to perform some special action or avoid a hazard.
Monitor lizards have a +4 racial bonus on Hide and Move Silently checks.
www.d20srd.org /srd/monsters/lizardMonitor.htm   (197 words)

  
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The sprint was impressive, particularly for a lizard less than a foot long, but what was even more amazing was that the lizard had to make its dash without taking a breath.
Most lizards are like a clumsy person who can't walk and chew gum at the same time; the lizards' handicap, though, is that they can't breathe and run simultaneously.
To show that gular pumping is the key to the monitor's endurance, Brainerd and Owerkowicz took a group of treadmill-trained lizards on a road trip to the University of California, Irvine.
biomechanics.bio.uci.edu /_html/nh_biomech/monitor/monitor.htm   (1075 words)

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