Photo category:
Sandy desert
Vertebrates specimen collection
Natural History Museum of Crete exhibition

  • Photo taken by:
    Trikali, M.
  • Photo taken date:
    March 2013
Desert Monitor
Scaled Reptiles
Desert ecosystem
Sandy desert diorama

Photo of a Desert Monitor, Varanus griseus. Monitor lizards, like almost all other lizards, are not venomous. Nevertheless, dangerous microorganisms live in the mouth of several species. As a result, animals that have been bitten will die, even though they have managed to.