Varanus primordius (Northern Ridge Tailed Monitor)
The Northern Ridge tailed monitor ( varanus primordius ) is a very small species of monitor lizard restricted to the north-western Northern Territory.
Living in stoney woodlands, hiding in the crevices and shelter or scattered rock piles, this species can be occasionally seen out on early morning and late afternoon catching some of the sun’s rays.
In captivity this species is becoming more common and is quite easy to keep. If you wish to keep them you will need to provide many hide options include rock piled and stacks, as well as an adequate basking spot.
The ideal temperature setting for this species would be a gradient temperature of 28’c – 35’c and a basking temperature of 40’c – 70’c.
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