Komodo Island monitor

The Komodo Island monitor is classified as Vulnerable (VU), considered to be facing a high risk of extinction in the wild.

* Countries in which the the Komodo Island monitor is known to occur: Indonesia More

Monitor, Komodo Island Monitor, Ora (to the natives of Komodo), or simply Komodo, is the largest living species of lizard, growing to an average length of 2-3 meters (approximately 6.5-10 feet). More

Also called the Komodo dragon, the Komodo Island monitor is the largest living lizard in the world. It is found on the islands of Komodo, Rinca, and Padar in eastern Indonesia. Adults can reach up to ten feet long and can weigh over 150 lb. More

known as the Komodo monitor or the Komodo Island monitor in scientific literature, although this is not very common. To the natives of Komodo Island, it is referred to as ora, buaya darat ("land crocodile") or biawak raksasa ("giant monitor"). More

Komodo Dragon Komodo Island MonitorKomodo Dragon Komodo Island Monitor (Varanus komodoensis) ZOO Plzeň - CZ - February 2007Photo no. More

Common names

Biawak komodo in Indonesian - Bahasa Indonesia
Dragó de Komodo in Catalan - Català
Dragon des komodos in French - français
Komoda varano in Esperanto - Esperanto
komodo dragon in English - English
Komodo Island monitor in English - English
Komodo monitor in English - English
Komodo varanas in Lithuanian - lietuvių kalba
Komodo zmaj in Serbian - српски језик
Komodonvaraani in Finnish - suomen kieli
Komodovaran in Danish - dansk
Ora in English - English
Rồng Komodo in Vietnamese - Tiếng Việt
Tiníléí tsoh in Navajo - Diné bizaad
Varan de komodo in French - français
Varan Komodo in Breton - brezhoneg
Varan komodský in Slovak - slovenčina
Varano de komodo in Spanish - español
Waran z Komodo in Polish - polski
Калтакалос in Tajik - тоҷикӣ
Комодский варан in Russian - русский язык
דרקון קומודו in Hebrew - ‫עברית
اژدهای کومودو in Persian - ‫فارسی
تنين كومودو in Arabic - ‫العربية
കൊമോഡോ ഡ്രാഗണ്‍ in Malayalam - മലയാളം
ကိုမိုဒိုနဂါး in Burmese - ဗမာစာ
コモドオオトカゲ in Japanese - 日本語
코모도왕도마뱀 in Korean - 한국어

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Order : Squamata
Family : Varanidae
Genus : Varanus
Species : Varanus komodoensis
Authority : Ouwens, 1912