Taxon profile


Varanus Merrem, 1820

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

Scientific synonyms

Agalmatosaurus Fitzinger, 1843
Aspetosaurus Wells & Wellington, 1985
Cylindrurus Fitzinger, 1843
Pantherosaurus Fitzinger, 1843
Titanzius Wells & Wellington, 1985
Worrellisaurus Wells & Wellington, 1984

Included taxa

Number of records: 12

subgenus Empagusia
subgenus Euprepiosaurus Fitzinger, 1843
subgenus Odatria Gray, 1838
subgenus Papuasaurus
subgenus Polydaedalus
subgenus Psammosaurus Fitzinger, 1826
subgenus Soterosaurus
subgenus Varanus Merrem, 1820

Unplaced taxa

species Varanus bangonorum Welton, Travers, Siler & Brown, 2014
species Varanus dalubhasa Welton, Travers, Siler & Brown, 2014
species Varanus samarensis Koch, Gaulke & Böhme, 2010

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [efc54ac7-ed2c-44cd-a0a7-c7072ae4f464]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Varanus Merrem, 1820]
Data retrieved on: 29 January 2015

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