Rough-Necked Monitor

  • The rough-necked monitor is found in Asia and Indonesia and spends most of its time living in trees.
  • It can grow to be over 4 feet long and is a slender lizard with a semi-prehensile tail.
  • The rough-necked monitor is a timid reptile, but can be tamed over time
  • The habitat of Varanus rudicollis is limited to primary and secondary rainforest and mangroveswamps
  • In the wild the black roughneck monitor is very rarely seen, but whether this is because of its rarity or its very secretive behavior is uncertain
  • The roughneck is a medium to large monitor.
  • It usually reaches an average adult size of 3–4 ft. (90–120 cm), with a maximum length of 5 feet (150 cm)
  • The rough-necked monitor can be easily recognised by large pointed scales adorning the necks of adults