Varanus scalaris — Spotted Tree Monitor
A small Varanus scalaris and I startled each other on the trail that starts and ends at the base of Wangi Falls and visits the top of said falls along the way. It ran deep into a small hollow log. I could see it there, but just barely, and not enough for a photo. It was a beautiful lizard. I hope Ill see another one someday.
Ive written up an account of this three-week trip to Australia here.
- Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles & Amphibians of Australia, Seventh Edition
- Pianka, E. R., King, D. R., King, R. A. 2004. Varanoid Lizards of the World
- Wilson, S. K., Knowles, D. 1988. Australia's Reptiles: A Photographic Reference to the Terrestrial Reptiles of Australia
- Wilson, S. and Swan, G. 2017. A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia, Fifth Edition