Other common names: Sand Goanna
This large lizard has a large tail that is laterally compressed with regular rings. Grey streaks on throat forming a ‘V’ shape, pale-edged dark stripe extending from the eye and a cream to yellow patternless tail-tip. Brown to reddish brown in colour with pale yellow speckling which tends to cluster into tight transversely arranged dark-centered spots.
Habitat in SE Qld:
Ground dwelling species occurring in sclerophyll forests and arid environments, sheltering in burrows, hollow logs and dense leaf litter.
Carnivorous unselectively feeding upon small vertebrates, insects and carrion.
Recent captures and sightings close to Brisbane include western suburbs such as Anstead, Mt Crosby and Pine Mountain at Ipswich. Relatively widespread west of Ipswich.
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