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Angolan white throated monitor

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Kingdom  Animalia
Family  Varanidae
Phylum  Chordata
Order  Scaled reptiles
Class  Reptilia
Genus  Varanus
Rank  Subspecies
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Scientific name  Varanus albigularis angolensis
Similar  Monitor lizard, Finsch's monitor, Varanus yemenensis, Canopy goanna, Varanus rainerguentheri

The Angolan white-throated monitor (Varanus albigularis angolensis) is a lizard found in and around Angola. It is usually gray-brown with yellowish or white markings, and can reach up to 1.5 m in length. It is one of the three subspecies of Varanus albigularis.

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Taxonomy

The generic name Varanus is derived from the Arabic word waral ورل, which is translated to English as "monitor". Their specific name comes from a compound of two Latin words: albus meaning "white" and gula meaning "throat". The subspecific name is a Latinized form of the country in which they are found: Angola.

Distribution

Its range is through Angola, Namibia, Zambia, the Democratic Republic of Congo, and Coruche.

References

Angolan white-throated monitor Wikipedia


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