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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SOUTH AUSTRALIAN PYTHON SNAKES - Pythonidae

ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes

SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits

BLIND SNAKES - Worm Snakes - Typhlopidae Ramphotyphlops

TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines

DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae

GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae

LEGLESS LIZARDS Pygopodidae Pygopods

South Australian MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

SKINKS of SOUTH AUSTRALIA


A LISTING OF SOUTH AUSTRALIAN MONITOR LIZARDS
Distribution Key
ORDER: SQUAMATA (LIZARDS AND SNAKES)
SUBORDER: SAURIA (LIZARDS)
Family: Varanidae (Monitors)
MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae

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COMMON NAME
(INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME
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SUBGENUS

DISTRIBUTION

Short-Tailed Pygmy Monitor

Varanus brevicauda

Odatria

NT, Qld, SA, WA

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

Sand Monitor

Varanus gouldii gouldii

Varanus

WA, SA, NT, QLD, NSW, Vic

Centralian Sand Monitor

Varanus gouldii flavirufus

Varanus

WA SA NT (arid interior)

Rosenberg's Heath Monitor

Varanus rosenbergi

Varanus

NSW, SA, Vic, WA

Black-headed Monitor

Varanus tristis tristis

Varanus

NSW, NT, Qld, WA, SA

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

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