Format: Hardcover, 148 pages
Publisher: Aqualog Verlag GmbH, May, 2008
Monitors, beaded lizards and the monotypic family of the earless monitor, form the subject of this sixth volume of TERRALOG. The lizards portrayed in this volume exhibit an enormous extent of diversity as to color patterns, body sizes, and inhabited natural habitats. Distributed from North and Central America, through Africa, to the Indo-Australian region, they are native to deserts, savannas, rainforests, and mangroves. Besides portraits of all valid species and subspecies, the present book provides photographs of natural habitats, juveniles, and documents aspects of behavior. Descriptive symbols summarize the basic captive requirements for each species. With over 460 color photos and distribution maps for all species, this volume of TERRALOG is a photographic synopsis for both scientists and hobbyists and provides a unique insight into the amazing diversity of Varanoid lizards. This book is the ultimate identification and field guide for all existing Varanoid lizards.