What’s the difference between a Nile Monitor and a Savannah Monitor Lizard?

What’s the difference between a Nile Monitor and a Savannah Monitor Lizard?

The Nile Monitor Lizard is not as stocky as the Savannah Monitor Lizard.

The Nile Monitor Lizard has a narrower snout than the Savannah Monitor Lizard.

Monitor Lizard

Nile Monitor Lizard (left) and Savannah Monitor Lizard (right)

The Nile Monitor Lizard has a longer tail than the Savannah Monitor Lizard.

The Nile Monitor Lizard lives close to permanent water, whereas the Savannah Monitor Lizard lives away from permanent water.

 

Nile Monitor Lizard

Nile Monitor Lizard

Savannah Monitor Lizard

Savannah Monitor Lizard

 

Photographer: Martina Nicolls

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