Male Yellow-Spotted Monitor Tail (image) Ecological Society of America Share Print E-Mail Caption A large male yellow-spotted monitor (Varanus panoptes), also known as a goanna, curls his tail in the grass. Photo courtesy of Georgia Ward-Fear. Credit Georgia Ward-Fear. Usage Restrictions Owner requires attribution. Share Print E-Mail Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.