Taxon profile


Freckled Monitor
Varanus tristis (Schlegel, 1839)

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Squamata - lizards and snakes »  family Varanidae - monitor lizards »  genus Varanus »  subgenus Odatria

Scientific synonyms

Monitor tristis Schlegel, 1839
Odatria punctata Gray, 1838
Varanus (Odatria) tristis centralis Mertens, 1957
Varanus occidentalis Zinniker, 1961
Varanus timorensis tristis (Schlegel, 1839)

Other names

= Black-headed Monitor
= Black-tailed Monitor

Least Concern



Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Varanus tristis orientalis Fry, 1913 - Freckled Monitor

Varanus tristis orientalis - Freckled Monitor

subspecies Varanus tristis tristis (Schlegel, 1839) - Black-tailed Monitor

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [fb9bb29b-9cc0-4fae-970b-9a48c7b7527d]

ABRS (2009-2015): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Varanus tristis (Schlegel, 1839)]
Data retrieved on: 26 January 2015

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