Species of Thailand
Varanus nebulosus, John Edward Gray, 1931
(In Thai: ตะกวด, ta kuwad)
The clouded monitor (Varanus nebulosus) is a species of monitor lizard, native to Burma, Thailand and Indochina to West Malaysia, Singapore, Java, and Sumatra. They are excellent tree climbers. It belongs to the subgenus Empagusia along with the Bengal monitor, the Dumeril's monitor and other monitor lizards. It had previously been listed as a subspecies of Varanus bengalensis by some herpetologists. It is a diurnal monitor.
Clouded monitors can on occasion grow up to 1.5 metres long.
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- Varanus nebulosus
- German: Nebelwaran
- Clouded monitor
- Southeast Asian monitor
- ตะกวด, ta kuwad
- แลน, laan
- กวดพร้าว, kuwad praow
- Varanus (Empagusia) nebulosus, André Koch et al. (2013)
- Varanus bengalensis nebulosus, Olivier S.G. Pauwels et al. (2003)
- Varanus nebulosus, Larry Lee Grismer et al. (2002)
- Varanus nebulosus, Hien et al. (2001)
- Varanus bengalensis nebulosus, Ulrich Manthey & Wolfgang Grossmann (1997)
- Varanus bengalensis vietnamensis, H.F. De Lisle (1996)
- Varanus vietnamensis, Yang & Liu (1994)
- Varanus bengalensis nebulosus, Alice Georgie Cruickshank Grandison (1972)
- Varanus nebulosus, John Roscoe Hendrickson (1966)
- Varanus bengalensis nebulosus, Robert Mertens (1942)
- Varanus nebulosus, Nelly de Rooij (1915)
- Varanus nebulosus, George Albert Boulenger (1885)
- Varanus nebulosus, André Marie Constant Duméril & Gabriel Bibron (1836)
- Monitor nebulosus, John Edward Gray (1831)
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