The Black-Palmed Rock Monitor (Varanus glebopalma) is a member of the Varanidae family found in Australia. Also known as the Long-tailed Rock Monitor, it is a member of the subgenus Odatria.. is found in the north part of Australia in Northern Territory, Western Australia as well as Queensland. Specifically, the distribution of Varanus glebopalma extends from Mount Isa in the east to the Kimberleys in the west.. Their habitat is areas of rock escarpment and large populations may be found in small areas..
The Black-Palmed Rock Monitor reaches a total length of just over 100 cm. The coloration of Varanus glebopalma on the back shows a black ground color with some light brown scales. These form a "reticulated pattern at the sides or small ocelli with a black central spot on top." The top sides of the head and the limbs are black with little light brown or cream-colored spots which "flow together". Their limbs have larger spots. The scientific name of this species, "glebopalma", refers to the shiny black pads found on the underside of the feet.
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