Palawan water monitor (Varanus palawanensis) climbing in a mangrove tree in the Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park, Puerto Princesa, Palawan, the Philipines.
The Palawan water monitor, Varanus palawanensis, is a monitor lizard endemic to the Philippines. It has enough differences to be considered a distinct species from the closely related water monitor, marbled water monitor, and Varanus rasmusseni. V. palawanensis belongs to the subgenus Soterosaurus with these other species.
- Duncan Murrell
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Philippines Palawan Puerto Princesa Sabang Underground River Puerto Princesa Subterranean River National Park Puerto Princesa Underground River New Seven Wonders of Nature ecotourism Saint Paul Mountains cave river National Park St. Pauls Underground River Cave tropical mangroves tree branch lizard Palawan water monitor endemic Varanus palawanensis
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- Palawan - Puerto Princesa Underground River