Monitor Lizard from Borneo – Very Rare Earless Lizard

No one has ever known this animal, even at the beginning, this animal expected has been extinct.

Monitor Lizard from Borneo, or has been known as Earless Monitor Lizard can only been seen in Kalimantan, precisely in Sarawak and West Kalimantan. This animal usually lives in river side, so this animal been classified as semiaquatic animal. Sometimes this animal lives in water and sometimes lives in land.

Earless Monitor Lizard

Earless Monitor Lizard

Very Rare Animal

Since they have been found for the first time in 1877, until year 1961 they were only 12 specimens which have been found and less than 100 of them which have been collected. There are not much literature which has writing this animal with has Latin name Lanthanotus borneensis.

Jaggy Skin

This very rare animal is not big enough, their size are only 45 – 55 cm. their eyelid are transparent and located under common eyelid of lizard species. This species has common characteristic that they are do not have ears and other listening tools. Other characteristic is that their skin is jaggy like skin of crocodile. In day time, they will hiding under bush or scrambled leafs in river side.

Vocabulary

expected expected means considered likely or probable to happen or arrive.
extinct extinct means Something that no longer exists and has no living representative.
monitor lizard monitor lizard is any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles.
Borneo Borneo is 3rd largest island in the world; in the western Pacific to the north of Java; largely covered by dense jungle and rain forest; part of the Malay.
Kalimantan Kalimantan is the part of Indonesia on the southern side of the island of Borneo. Kalimantan is other name of Borneo, the 3rd largest island in the world;
classified classified means arranged into classes.
semiaquatic semiaquatic means partially aquatic; living or growing partly on land and partly in water.
specimen A specimen is a sample of something, like a specimen of blood or body tissue that is taken for medical testing.
collected collected means brought together in one place.
literature literature is published writings in a particular style on a particular subject.
eyelid eyelid is either of two folds of skin that can be moved to cover or open the eye.
transparent transparent means transmitting light; able to be seen through with clarity.
common common means having no special distinction or quality; widely known or commonly encountered; average or ordinary or usual.
characteristic characteristic is a prominent attribute or aspect of something.
jaggy jaggy means having a sharply uneven surface or outline.
crocodile crocodile is large voracious aquatic reptile having a long snout with massive jaws and sharp teeth and a body covered with bony plates; of sluggish tropical waters.
bush bush is a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems.
scrambled scrambled means thrown together in a disorderly fashion.
leaf A leaf is part of a plant that’s usually green and attached to it by a stem or stalk.
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