The Spencer’s monitor is a ground-dwelling species that likes to take shelter in burrows and large soil cracks. The species can grow to approximately 1.2m and is sandy and brown in colouration. Hatchlings of this species are spectacular sporting distinct patterning featuring brown and white markings.


The Spencer’s monitor inhabits the black-soil plains of North-western Queensland, extending across the Barkly Tableland to the eastern part of the Northern territory.


The Spencer’s monitor eats anything it can find, including highly venomous snakes, small mammals, small lizards, eggs, and carrion (dead animals), and is able to digest anything it eats.


The Spencer’s monitor produces anywhere between 11 and 30 eggs in a clutch.