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19 May 2010

New monitor lizards (Varanus spp.) from Philippines


In spite of their large sizes, new species of monitor lizards (genus Varanus) are still being discovered, which speaks of our poor understanding of biodivertity on Earth. 
Two new species (V. rasmusseni and V. palawenensis) and a new subspecies (V. c. cumingi) of monitor lizards were recently described from the Philippines in an article published in Zootaxa

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