Varanus salvator
- subsp. macromaculatus
Da.: Bånd-varan Eng.: Water monitor lizard Fr.: Varan malais Ger.:  Binden-varan


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28.02.10: A very common resident in SE Asia - even in big cities as Bangkok, where these pictures were taken in january. Two of these animals were basking alongside one of the canals, right outside houses - and we also saw a few swimming rather uncaringly.
4 subspecies exists - but this is the only one in mainland Thailand / SE Asia, while the 3 others are populations on islands. This subsp. can also be found in Borneo and Sumatra.