Goannas: The Biology of Varanid Lizards
UNSW Press, 1999 - Monitor lizards - 116 pages
The goanna's ubiquity and sometimes brazen behaviour has made them a familiar favourite with generations of Australian bushwalkers, campers, and picnickers. This updated editon brings together the fascintating natural history of these ancient animals and other members of the family Varanidae, which includes the world's largest lizard, the Komodo dragon.
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