THE REPTILES OF AUSTRALIA - MONITORS

AUSTRALIAN REPTILE PHOTOS AND INFORMATION
Covering Snakes and Lizards, Crocodiles and Turtles, including Colubrid snakes, Pythons, Elapids (called Cobras or Coral Snakes in some countries), Sea Snakes, File Snakes, Blind (or Worm) Snakes, Sea Turtles, Freshwater Turtles (or Tortoises) Dragon Lizards (Agamas), Gecko's, Legless Lizards, Monitor Lizards (often called Goanna's in Australia), Skinks and Crocodilia.

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REPTILES OF QUEENSLAND

COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes

QUEENSLAND PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

Qld ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

QLD SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae

Qld BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

QUEENSLAND DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

Queensland LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

Queensland MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

Skinks of Queensland

Qld CROCODILES Crocodylia Crocodilia Saltwater freshwater estuarine

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A LISTING OF QUEENSLAND - MONITOR LIZARDS
Distribution Key

ORDER: SQUAMATA (LIZARDS AND SNAKES)
SUBORDER: SAURIA (LIZARDS)
Family: Varanidae (Monitors)

Spotted Tree Monitor

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COMMON NAME
(INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME
(EXTERNAL LINK)

SUBGENUS

DISTRIBUTION

Common Ridge-tailed Monitor

Varanus acanthurus brachyurus subspecies status may be lost and may be renamed as Varanus acanthurus

Odatria

WA, NT, Qld

Short-Tailed Pygmy Monitor

Varanus brevicauda

Odatria

NT, Qld, SA, WA

*Blue Tailed Monitor

Varanus doreanus

Euprepiosaurus

QLD (North-western Cape York), New Guinea, and the Aru, Biak, Salawati, Waigeo and Karkar Islands.

Rusty Desert Monitor

Varanus eremius

Odatria

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Perentie

Varanus giganteus

Varanus

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Pygmy Mulga Monitor

Varanus gilleni

Odatria

NT, Qld, SA, WA

Black-palmed (or Long-Tailed) Rock Monitor

Varanus glebopalma

Odatria

NT, Qld, WA

Sand Monitor

Varanus gouldii gouldii

Varanus

WA, SA, NT, Qld, NSW, Vic

Centralian Sand Monitor

Varanus gouldii flavirufus

Varanus

WA. SA, NT,Qld (arid interior)

*Mangrove Monitor
(also known as the Ambon Monitor)

Varanus indicus (includes Monitors previously called Varanus chlorostigma)

Euprepiosaurus

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

Canopy Goanna

Varanus keithhornei

Euprepiosaurus

Qld

Mertens' Water Monitor

Varanus mertensi

Varanus

NT, Qld, WA

Northern Yellow-Spotted Monitor or Floodplain Goanna

Varanus panoptes panoptes

Varanus

NT, Qld, WA

Green Tree Monitor, Emerald monitor or Wyniss

Varanus prasinus

Odatria

Torres Strait Islands Qld. Australia (Also found in New Guinea)

Spotted Tree Monitor

Varanus scalaris

Odatria

NT, Qld, WA

*Ocellated Rainforest Monitor

Varanus similis? ("V. kuranda") ? (was Varanus scalaris similis)
(status uncertain)

Odatria

New Guinea, AUSTRALIA ( NT, Qld )

*Red Blotched Monitor

Varanus scalaris ( V. pellewensis)

Odatria

Qld

Rusty Monitor

Varanus semiremex

Odatria

Qld

Spencer's Monitor

Varanus spenceri

Varanus

NT, Qld

Eastern Storr's Monitor

Varanus storri storri
(may be escalated to a full species Varanus storri)

Odatria

NT, Qld

Black-headed Monitor

Varanus tristis tristis

Varanus

NSW, NT, Qld, WA, SA

Freckled Monitor

Varanus tristis orientalis

Varanus

NSW, NT, Qld, WA

Lace Monitor & Bell's Monitor

Varanus varius

Varanus

NSW, ACT, Qld, SA, Vic


DISTRIBUTION KEY
Click on the abbreviation below to see a map of the area

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

Qld = Queensland

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

ACT = Australian Capital Territory
(Canberra region only - excludes Jervis Bay Territory)

LINKS OF INTEREST

Key to the Goannas of South Australia
South Australian Museum

Australian Monitor Lizards
by John Fowler

RECOMMENDED AMAZON BOOKS
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Varanoid Lizards of the World A Complete Guide to Reptiles of Australia 5th edition Edition

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OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST

Find a Random species of Australian Reptile

Visit the Australian Herpetology Website

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Monitors of South Australia

MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae NSW

Queensland MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

NORTHERN TERRITORY MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

WESTERN AUSTRALIA MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

Monitors of Victoria - Goannas Varanids Varanidae

ACT MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

Monitors
of South
Australia

Monitors
of
NSW

Monitors
of
Qld

Monitors
of
NT

Monitors
of
WA

Monitors
of
Victoria

Monitors
of the
ACT



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