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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HOME REPTILES OF Western Australia COLUBRID SNAKES - Colubridae Homalopsidae Mud Snakes of WA LISTING OF WESTERN AUSTRALIAN PYTHONS WA ELAPID SNAKES - Elapidae Cobras Coral Snakes WA SEA SNAKES - Hydrophiinae Laticaudidae Sea Kraits WESTERN AUSTRALIAN FILE SNAKES - Acrochordidae BLIND SNAKES OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA
WESTERN AUSTRALIA TURTLES Tortoises Chelonii Testudines WESTERN AUSTRALIA DRAGON LIZARDS Agamas Agamidae WESTERN AUSTRALIA GECKO LIZARDS Gekkonidae WESTERN AUSTRALIA - LEGLESS LIZARDS - SPECIES LISTING WESTERN AUSTRALIA MONITOR LIZARDS Goannas Varanids Varanidae SKINKS OF WESTERN AUSTRALIA- SPECIES LIST LISTING OF WESTERN AUSTRALIAN CROCODILES Reptiles of the World

A LISTING OF WESTERN AUSTRALIAN
- MONITOR LIZARDS

Distribution Key

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

YELLOW SPOTTED MONITOR

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COMMON NAME
(INTERNAL LINK)

SCIENTIFIC NAME
(EXTERNAL LINK)

SUBGENUS

DISTRIBUTION

Northwestern Ridge-Tailed Monitor

 

Varanus acanthurus acanthurus (Subspecies status may be removed and may become Varanus acanthurus)

Odatria

WA, NT

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

Pilbara Pygmy Monitor

Varanus bushi

Odatria

WA

Line-Tailed Pygmy Monitor

Varanus caudolineatus

Odatria

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

Kimberley Rock Monitor

Varanus glauerti

Odatria

NT, 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)

Southern Pilbara Rock Monitor

Varanus hamersleyensis (was Varanus pilbarensis)

Odatria

WA (Hamersley Range)

Pygmy Rock Monitor
or Long-tailed Rock Monitor

Varanus kingorum

Odatria

NT, WA

Mertens' Water Monitor

Varanus mertensi

Varanus

NT, Qld, WA

Mitchell's Water Monitor

Varanus mitchelli

Odatria

NT, WA

Western Storr's Monitor

Varanus ocreatus (previously known as Varanus storri ocreatus)

Odatria

NT, Qld, WA

Desert Spotted Monitor

Varanus panoptes rubidus

Varanus

WA

Northern Yellow-Spotted Monitor or Floodplain Goanna

Varanus panoptes panoptes

Varanus

NT, Qld, WA

*Northern Pilbara Rock Monitor

Varanus pilbarensis

Odatria

WA (Northern Pilbara)

Rosenberg's Heath Monitor

Varanus rosenbergi

Varanus

NSW, ACT, SA, Vic, WA

Spotted Tree Monitor

Varanus scalaris

Odatria

NT, Qld, WA

* Dampier Peninsula Goanna

Varanus sparnus

Odatria

AUSTRALIA WA (Kimberley area)

Black-headed Monitor

Varanus tristis tristis

Varanus

NSW, NT, Qld, WA, SA

Freckled Monitor

Varanus tristis orientalis

Varanus

NSW, NT, Qld, WA


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

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OTHER LINKS OF INTEREST

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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

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