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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Taxonomy, Life History, and conservation of giant reptiles in west Kalimantan. In other projects Wikimedia Commons Wikispecies. First records of habitat use, behavior, and food items of Lanthanotus borneensis Steindachner, in its natural habitat”.

But captive breeding is not possible for all species. Our local herp group—the Arizona Herpetological Association—handles many more rescue calls between March and May than any other time of year. The second feature newly revealed by this scan is that Lanthanotus possesses a palpebral bone, a bone in the anterodorsal corner of the orbit see below.

Osteoderm yaw movie Osteoderm pitch movie Osteoderm roll movie Skull yaw movie Skull pitch movie Skull roll movie. Three-dimensional volumetric renderings isolating the osteoderms and the skull. Jessie Maisano Image processing: The Earless Monitor The earless monitor Lanthanotus borneensis has been the Holy Grail of herpetoculture for many decades. Varanoid Lizards of the World. Phylogenetic relationships within Squamata, pp.

They typically feed borneensix earthwormscrustaceans and fish.

Earless monitor lizard

In the Phoenix area, where we both live, rattlesnakes are the predominant herp causing worry. The Terraristika organisers ban photography, so it is hard for anyone not there to know which species are changing hands.


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The unusual iguana is classified as vulnerable by the IUCN, mainly due to the loss of its jungle habitat in Mexico, and the lizard trade. Someone saw an opportunity to get some out of the wild and into herpetoculture, and make a profit at the same time.

Lanthanotus holds a key position in the phylogeny of anguimorph lizards, the majority of which are extinct and thus known only from skeletons. Can you confirm these amateur observations of Lanthanotus borneensis? International experts believe that rare species such as earless monitor lizards could not be captive-bred for sale in trade fairs. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Most of these features can be seen in the three-dimensional reconstructions shown on this page, which can be directly compared to those of Varanus gouldii.

Digimorph – Lanthanotus borneensis (earless ‘monitor’ lizard)

InSeipp was the only member of a group of four German lizard enthusiasts to emerge unscathed after Madagascan authorities opened lanthanotsu on the group, leaving two of his party dead, and a third blind in one eye. Richard Ketcham Publication Date: This page requires javascript. About museum specimens are known and most major natural history museums have one or more in their collection. Coronal slice lanthanots orbits showing position of palpebral deep to osteoderms.


Russian Journal of Herpetology. Keeping an ear to the ground: Punishment for its theft can go as high as a five-year prison sentence.

Herp Queries With Bill Love: The Earless Monitor

The next fair is on 12 December. Web pages and scripting Jiri Hosek. Threads collapsed expanded unthreaded. Retrieved 11 November Lanthanotus borneensis Conservation status. Both the osteoderms and palpebral in Lanthanotus are fully described in a recently published paper Maisano et al. Owen said there is a growing problem with desirable species being smuggled out of the country by dealers and collectors: 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.

Although Lanthanotus superficially resembles monitor lizards, it is easily distinguished from them by its lack of a gular fold and external ear, its transparent lower eyelid, and its blunt nose and bulbous temporal regions.

The earless monitor lizard is endemic to the Southeast Asian island of Borneo.

Timothy Rowe of The University of Texas. The reduced palpebral bone.

This is good advice at any time of year, of course.