International Journal of Fauna and Biological Studies
2013, Vol. 1 Issue 2, Part A
Studies of Basking Activity in Monitor Lizard (Varanus bengalensis) From Thatta of Sindh
M Usman Ali Hashmi, M Zaheer Khan
Monitor Lizard Varanus bengalensis
belong to the diurnal and ectothermic group of animals. Sun- bath activity is a evidence of ectotherm. Sun-bath activity in Varanus bengalensis
was noted between 1-15 June 2013 at Thatta District of sindh inside halyjee road. A stony type habitat were observed for Varanus bengalensis.
The Varanus bengalensis
exhibits sun bath at the morning to the after-noon and some time show twice a day in the morning and the afternoon. Morning sunbath (Thermoregulation) observed begins around 0815 h and continued until 0940 h, afternoon sunbath begins near about 1300 h-1400 h, and continues until 1500 h. After sunbath V.bengalensis
observed fast movement and capture their preys very quickly.
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M Usman Ali Hashmi, M Zaheer Khan. Studies of Basking Activity in Monitor Lizard (Varanus bengalensis) From Thatta of Sindh. Int. J. Fauna Biol. Stud. 2013;1(2):32-34.