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Mangrove Monitor
Varanus indicus (Daudin, 1802)

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

Scientific synonyms

Tupinambis indicus Daudin, 1802
Euprepiosaurus indicus
Varanus (Euprepiosaurus) indicus
Monitor chlorostigma Gray, 1831
Varanus guttatus Merrem, 1820
Monitor kalabek Lesson, 1830
Varanus leucostigma Hediger, 1934
Varanus tsukamotoi Kishida, 1929

Other names

= Indian Monitor
= Indian Monitor Lizard

Least Concern

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juvenile animal

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Distribution

Australia (North Territory, Queensland) Sulawesi, Moluccas, Aru Islands, Talaud, Irian Jaya, Timor (Indonesia), Solomon Islands, Papua New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Caroline Islands, Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands

Included taxa

Number of records: 2

subspecies Varanus indicus indicus (Daudin, 1802)
subspecies Varanus indicus rouxi Mertens, 1926

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [cbbe1933-e4f1-4bfe-b987-f32fd5a35b50]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Varanus indicus (Daudin, 1802)]
Data retrieved on: 29 January 2015

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