Digital Morphology account of the earless ‘monitor’ lizard, Lanthanotus borneensis, featuring CT-generated animations of the skull and. The earless monitor lizard (Lanthanotus borneensis). Barely seen since its description in , the species has suddenly become a victim of.

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Links Lanthanotus borneensis page on Wikipedia. Herbivorous species can be important seed dispersers, especially on islands and other lizards may eat rodents and insect pests.

Is it my lanhtanotus, or are modern reptile people a more hostile bunch than when I was young?

Earless monitor lizard

Several earlier studies have placed the earless monitor lizard together with Helodermatidae and Varanidae true monitor lizards in Varanoidea. CT Scan – 0. For these reasons, Lanthanotus is a “holy grail” in herpetology, and provides a perfect example of the advantage of high-resolution X-ray CT for studying osteology in precious specimens. Sarawak Museum Journal 24 new ser. Specimens first went to Japan, where eggs were laid and hatched, with photos widely shared.

Lanthanotus borneensis

He assists his wife, Kathy, with her business, CornUtopia, and via his company, Bornsensis Chameleon Ventures, leads nature tours to view herps in Madagascar.

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Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum Natural History. Tweet Please submit feedback about this entry to the curator. American Museum Novitates The systematic position of Lanthanotus and the affinities of the anguinomorphan lizards. Etymology Named after its distribution on Borneo Indonesia.


The first confirmed captive breeding was at a zoo in Japan in The Earless Monitor The earless monitor Lanthanotus borneensis has been the Holy Grail of herpetoculture for many decades.

In food norneensis, lizards play a role as predators and prey, and their removal can severely impact upon other wildlife populations, and ecosystems in general. Owen said there is a growing problem with desirable species being smuggled out of the country by dealers and collectors: Osteological features that set Lanthanotus apart include broad palatal shelves, contact of the prefrontal and the postfrontal above the orbits, a vertical suture between the angular and splenial on the medial side of the jaw, and the presence of palatine teeth.

InSeipp was the only member of a group of four German lizard enthusiasts to emerge borneensiz after Lantnanotus authorities opened fire on the group, leaving two of his party dead, and a third blind in one eye. Habitat loss represents another serious threat, as forests in Borneo rapidly are being replaced by oil borneenxis plantations.

Monitor lizards Cretaceous lizards Helodermatidae. Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia: Seipp did not respond to a request for comment.

Funding by NSF Comments. The extinct Cherminotus known from Late Cretaceous fossil remains in Mongolia has been considered borneenssis member of Lanthanotidae, but this is disputed.


Our local herp group—the Arizona Herpetological Association—handles many more rescue calls between March and May than any other time of year.

Janet Peters, Peoria, Ariz. Like their closest relatives, they are oviparousalthough little is known about their reproduction. It seems that your browser does not have Norneensis enabled.

Kegan Fournier, Oceanside, Calif. The reduced palpebral bone. Retrieved from ” https: It is the only living species in the family Lanthanotidae and it is related to the true monitor lizards. Order by newest oldest recommendations. Constant exposure to brighter light in captive situations may also be a factor.

Another trader that operates at the Hamm fairs is Robert Seipp, a German teacher, keeper and trader of reptiles which, according to his Facebook page, include the prized Borneo lizard. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species Cites will hear proposals to ban the international trade in earless monitor and some arboreal alligator lizards at its next conference in South Africa in