Total Length – 760mm
A widespread species across tropical and inland Australia
A small, arboreal goanna common in forested areas in our region. Occasionally, also living amongst exfoliating rocks.
A shy and nervous little goanna, not often seen but is relatively common. Best time to observe them is in the cool of the morning when they are warming up in the sun next to a tree hollow or on a dead tree before they go off hunting for the day. They are fast and formidable hunters of other lizards, small snakes, large arthropods and nestling birds.
For a detailed description of this species please refer to A Field Guide to Reptiles of Queensland by Steve K. Wilson
|Information sources:||Photo 1 taken at Shute Harbor & Photo 2 at Bogie River - both by Graham Armstrong|