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Digital Morphology account of the earless ‘monitor’ lizard, Lanthanotus borneensis, featuring CT-generated animations of the skull and. The earless monitor lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis). Barely seen since its description in , the species has suddenly become a victim of.

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Sarawak Museum Journal 24 new ser.

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Although it is called the earless “monitor”, Lanthanotus is actually the sole living representative of Lanthanotidae, a clade closely related to, but different from, monitor lizards see Varanus gouldii.

Beobachtungen am lebenden Taubwaran Lanthanotus borneensis. Earless monitor lizards have a cylindrical body, long neck, short limbs, long sharp claws, small eyes, semitransparent lower eyelids, and six longitudal rows of strongly keeled scales. Retrieved 25 June Order by newest oldest recommendations.

Osteoderm yaw movie Osteoderm pitch movie Osteoderm roll movie Skull yaw movie Skull pitch movie Skull roll movie. For these reasons, Lanthanotus is a “holy grail” in herpetology, and provides a perfect example of the advantage of high-resolution X-ray CT for studying osteology in precious specimens.

The similarity is lanhtanotus part the result of convergent evolution and they should be recognized as separate families. The public loves stories about dangerous snakes. Schaub, who says that he is a conservationist, denies that he sold the species. The Guardian approached the organisers of the Terraristika trade fair but they declined to comment.


The earless monitor lizard Lanthanotus borneensis is a semiaquaticbrown lizard native to the Southeast Asian island of Borneo. Three-dimensional renderings isolating the osteoderms and the skull can be found in “additional imagery”. Someone saw an opportunity to get some lantahnotus of the wild and into herpetoculture, and make a profit at the same time.

To cite this page: In food chains, lizards play a role as predators and lanrhanotus, and their removal can severely impact upon other wildlife populations, and ecosystems in general. First records of habitat use, behavior, and food items of Lanthanotus borneensis Steindachner, in its natural habitat”. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. Oskroba was caught trying to smuggle more than frogs, lizards and snakes out of Costa Rice last year.

Earless monitor lizard

They typically feed on earthwormscrustaceans and fish. A summary of observations of the earless monitor, Lanthanotus borneensis. Lanthanotidae in West Kalimantan Indonesian Borneo. Boulenger exhibited lanthqnotus specimen of the Bornean lizard Lanthanotus borneensis].

But Lanthanotus itself is very rare in collections, and because specimens are next to impossible to replace Lanthanotus is completely protected in Sarawakcurators are extremely reluctant to permit destructive preparation. Uses editors parameter CS1 German-language sources de Articles with ‘species’ microformats Commons category link from Wikidata. Lanthanotidae Maintained at the Bronx Zoo borneensis to “.


Lanthanotus borneensis | The Reptile Database

Lanthanotidae in West Kalimantan Indonesian Borneo “. Lanthanotus borneensis is an enigmatic lizard known only from Sarawak, on the island of Borneo, in insular southeast Asia.

Kegan Fournier, Oceanside, Calif. Several earlier studies have placed the earless monitor lizard together with Helodermatidae and Varanidae true monitor lizards in Varanoidea.

Borneo Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) ยท

Journal of Herpetology Three-dimensional volumetric renderings isolating the osteoderms and the skull. The osteoderms and palpebral in Lanthanotus borneensis Squamata: Reptiles are not the most charismatic of protected species, but they can play a vital role in ecosystems.

Phylogenetic relationships within Squamata, pp. Herbivorous species can be important seed dispersers, especially on islands and other lizards may eat rodents and insect pests. American Museum Novitates The Earless Monitor The earless monitor Lanthanotus borneensis has been the Holy Grail of herpetoculture for many decades. Links Lanthanotus borneensis page on Wikipedia. In reply to an emailed request ostensibly from an enthusiast interested in purchasing rare lizards, Oskroba wrote: Topics Illegal wildlife trade.

Jessie Maisano Image processing: I just do the transport.