Basic facts about Thailand’s monitor lizards Monitor lizards are some of the world’s biggest lizards; Thailand’s monitors can grow up to around two metres (6.5 foot) long and weigh up to 50 kilograms (110 pounds). It’s not uncommon to hear people refer to monitor lizards as crocodiles !
Park officials told the Bangkok Post that the population of lizards — who have long made the park their home — have soared out of control, with about 400 lurking around the park’s ponds and canals. The lizards , however, are not dangerous to humans, eating mainly dead fish, turtles and birds.
Reptilia includes four living clades: Crocodilia (crocodiles and alligators), Sphenodontia (tuataras), Squamata ( lizards and snakes), and Testudines (turtles).
The endangered Komodo dragon is found only on the island of Komodo and a few surrounding islands in Indonesia.
Komodo dragon , (Varanus komodoensis), largest extant lizard species. The dragon is a monitor lizard of the family Varanidae. It occurs on Komodo Island and a few neighbouring islands of the Lesser Sunda Islands of Indonesia.
The Nile monitor lizards are an invasive species in Florida as they are native to Africa, not the sunshine state. The lizards are spreading across southern Florida. They survive by eating owls, reptiles, domestic cats , and small dogs.
The lizard may be difficult to dislodge. Common symptoms include pain, swelling, and discoloration in the area around the bite as well as swollen lymph nodes. Weakness, sweating, thirst, headache, and ringing in the ears (tinnitus) may develop. In severe cases, blood pressure may fall.
1. เหี้ย ( Hia )/เชี่ย (Shia) Original word is Hia . Hia is a water monitor. And I think because this creature consumes dead organisms, they are considered unlucky sign anywhere they appear, and Hia becomes a curse word.
Order Squamata, Suborder Lacertilia (lizards)
|Scientific name||Family||Common name|
|Cyrtodactylus consobrinus||Gekkonidae||Peter’s Bent-toed Gecko|
|Cyrtodactylus saiyok||Gekkonidae||Sai Yok Bent-toed Gecko|
|Cyrtodactylus sanook||Gekkonidae||Sanook Bent-toed Gecko|
|Cyrtodactylus intermedius||Gekkonidae||Intermediate Banded Bent-toed Gecko|
In terms of total length, the largest living reptiles are the reticulated pythons ( Python reticulatus ) and saltwater crocodiles ( Crocodylus porosus ), which may grow to more than 7 metres (23 feet) as adults.
Frogs are not reptiles. Instead, frogs are amphibians .
Scientists have uncovered the link between the hair of mammals, the feathers of birds and the scales of reptiles . And the discovery, published today in the journal Science Advances, suggests all of these animals, including humans , descended from a single reptilian ancestor approximately 320 million years ago.
Crocodile numbers in Thailand and Southeast Asia generally have been decimated by habitat loss, commercial hunting for the skin trade and the capture of live reptiles to stock crocodile farms, according to the IUCN. In Thailand there are just a handful of wild populations in central and western national parks.
Humans bitten by common water monitors may be injected with venom, which produces a mild, but not fatal effect, as well as exposed to infectious bacteria. This monitor can also use its whip-like tail and sharp claws as weapons.
No, You can ‘t. It’s not legal in any state to keep a Komodo dragon on your property. The reason why it’s illegal is that it’s a dangerous animal and it has a poisonous bite. Only Zoos and reservations can get permission to own a Komodo dragon .