Artist: Darren Naish
Source: Monitor musings, varanid variables, goannasaurian goings-on… it’s about monitor lizards, by Darren Naish on Tetrapod Zoology
If you’re not a herpetologist, you may be of the mindset that lizards all look the same, but that would only expose you for what you are: a human primate, finely attuned to the faces of other human primates and not so attuned to lizard looks. Paleozoologist Darren Naish, however, is spending a good deal of time capturing the distinguishing details of a carefully selected sampling of the world’s living monitor lizards (and putting them on t-shirts). With over 77 extant species and counting, this illustration only captures a handful. But for us humans, perhaps a handful is enough.