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Spiny-tailed Monitor (Varanus acanthurus)

Also known as the Ridge-tailed Monitor or Ackies Dwarf Monitor, the spiny-tailed monitor is a species of monitor lizard (Varanus spp.) that is native to Australia where it occurs in northern Western Australia, in the Northern Territory and in the eastern and northeastern parts of Queensland. Spiny-tailed monitors are diurnal, solitary ground-dwellers which are often seen under rock slabs, boulders, rock cervices and rarely in spinifex grass. They feed mainly on insects (especially orthopterans and beetles) but are known to take other lizards and young mammals. 

Classification

Animalia-Chordata-Reptilia-Squamata-Varanidae-Varanus-(Odatria)-V. acanthurus

Image: Benjamint444 and Mark Dumont

@chocophotographer Continued from X

A gift. That is what he was, if he was understanding these humans correctly. A gift from the Empire to the royal family of Lucis. Like he was some kind of beast rather than a creature who could think and feel. Still in the wee hours of the night he had found himself deposited into the giant tank that was to be his home, the merman now sulking in a tucked in cave with a huff.

His human half was hidden though his fish tail, a long orange and white, spiny tail like that of a lionfish, swayed outside of the tank, the merman keeping an eye on any and all who passed by.

Ignis was curious, to say the least. He heard the talk around the Citadel, but had been too busy with his own schedule to have the chance.

It wasn’t until the early morning hours, before the rest of humanity was even awake, that Ignis found himself wandering to investigate. He woke early out of habit, a detour from his normal routine wouldn’t hurt him.

The tank was impressively large, he admired it as he approached the glass. His eyes roamed through the environment inside the take, marveling the colors of the coral and seaweed as it swayed gently in a current. Ignis’s eyes fell on the tail, the movement caught his eye, and drew closer. 

In spite of his best efforts, he couldn’t see the rest of his form, but his eyes took in the details of that beautiful tail.

“You are a rare sight,” he said softly to himself, tone reverent. 

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Banded Uromastyx
Uromastyx D. Flavifasciata

Idk literally the best thing about Uromastyx is they don’t have Morphs. This diversity is all about that pure untouched, un-manipulated, wild DNA. We have a uromastyx in every color you’d want in life.

This guy right here is Ink. 14" of pure muscle. He’s my big boy. I love him 😊