This deserved a quoting. :lol
Originally Posted by iamaustrian
they are like a hipster douchebag version of Komodo Dragons.
Gives a strange new meaning to Dodge's ad campaign.
Originally Posted by Tarazet
This man is correct. Hemipenes are common for reptiles (but not alligators or crocodilians). They both work, so there's no reason why they couldn't be used at the same time, I suppose!
:pulls up to a dodge, notices lizard in the passenger seat. 'That thing got a hemi?':
Hopefully it will get some protection and not be extinct in a few years.
Originally Posted by quadriplegicjon
It amazing that such a large creature has remained undiscovered for so long.
All monitors are like that. If we want to get really technical, all squamates have hemipenes. That includes snakes, lizards, and worm lizards. I don't think any other order of animals has them.
Originally Posted by SatelliteOfLove
Snakes are double-donged, so their closest relatives (monitors) stand to be possibly double-donged as well. I wonder if its the only monitor like that, or if the reporter just learned of this type of man-plumbing from doing this article.
I would expect an Australian site to know a little better. The article is pretty misleading, it makes it sound like hemipenes are unusual, when all male monitors/lizards/snakes that I know of have them. They are stored inverted, and females have two similiar structures as well.
Monitors are kick ass lizards!
Philippines still has a lot of poverty and underdeveloped (by our standards) peoples/tribes that still live strictly off the land. I don't think they really care about keeping species off the endangered list. I'm sure they'll eat whatever they can their hands on.
Originally Posted by evil solrac v3.0
smh@humanity, hunting them for food..... what a joke....
I'll tell you what I'd do, man: two chicks at the same time, man.
Originally Posted by AniHawk