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A Listing of Monitors
Distribution Key
ORDER: SQUAMATA (LIZARDS AND SNAKES)
SUBORDER: SAURIA (LIZARDS)
Family: Varanidae (Monitors)

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Black Throated monitor


COMMON NAME
(INTERNAL LINK)
SCIENTIFIC NAME
(EXTERNAL LINK)
SUBGENUS DISTRIBUTION
Ridge-tailed Monitor Varanus acanthurus

Odatria

AUSTRALIA ( WA, SA?, NT, Qld )
White-throated Monitor Varanus salbigularis albigularis

Polydaedalus

AFRICA
Angolan White-throated Rock Monitor Varanus albigularis angolensis

Polydaedalus

AFRICA
Black-throated Rock Monitor Varanus albigularis ionides

Polydaedalus

AFRICA
Tanzanian White-throated Rock Monitor Varanus albigularis microstictus

Polydaedalus

AFRICA
Peacock monitor / Blue Timor Monitor Varanus auffenbergi

Odatria

Indonesia - Roti Island
*Bangon Monitor Varanus bangonorum

Soterosaurus

Philippines - Mindoro
Black Spotted Ridge-tailed Monitor Varanus baritji

Odatria

AUSTRALIA ( NT )
Black Tree Monitor Varanus beccarii

Euprepiosaurus

Indonesia - Aru Islands
Bengal Monitor Varanus bengalensis

Empagusia

 Iran, Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Burma
Bitatawa Monitor Varanus bitatawa

Philippinosaurus

Philippine Islands
Golden Speckled/Spotted Tree monitor Varanus boehmei

Euprepiosaurus

Indonesia - Waigeo Island
Bogert's Black Tree Monitor Varanus bogerti

Euprepiosaurus

 D'Entrecasteaux Archipelago (Northeast of New Guinea)
Short-Tailed Pygmy Monitor Varanus brevicauda

Odatria

AUSTRALIA ( NT,Qld,SA,WA )
Pilbara Pygmy Monitor Varanus bushi

Odatria

AUSTRALIA ( WA )
Turquoise / Blue Pinspot Monitor Varanus caeruliverens

Euprepiosaurus

Indonesia - Halmahera Islands
Line-Tailed Pygmy Monitor Varanus caudolineatus

Odatria

AUSTRALIA ( WA )
Ambon Monitor Varanus cerambonensis

Euprepiosaurus

Indonesia - Ambon, Banda, Buru, Obi and Seram Islands
Yellow Headed or Phillipine Water Monitor Varanus cumingi

Soterosaurus

Philippines Islands - Mindanao, Bohol, Leyte, Samar, Cebu, and Basilan
*Enteng’s Monitor Varanus dalubhasa

Soterosaurus

(Luzon Island) Philippines 
Blue-tailed (or Kalebeck) Monitor Varanus doreanus
(was V. indicus kalabeck)

Euprepiosaurus

New Guinea, New Britannia , Australia (QLD)
Dumeril's Monitor Varanus dumerilii

Empagusia

Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo
Rusty Desert Monitor Varanus eremius

Odatria

AUSTRALIA ( NT,Qld,SA,WA )
Savannah ( or Bosc's) Monitor Varanus exanthematicus

Polydaedalus

Africa
Finschi's Monitor Varanus finschi

Euprepiosaurus

New Guinea, New Ireland, Australia (QLD)
Yellow Monitor, Golden Monitor or Short-toed Monitor Varanus flavescens

Empagusia

Bangladesh, Nepal, India, Pakistan
Perentie Varanus giganteus

Varanus

AUSTRALIA ( NT,Qld,SA,WA )
Pygmy Mulga Monitor Varanus gilleni

Odatria

AUSTRALIA ( NT,Qld,SA,WA )
Kimberley Rock Monitor Varanus glauerti

Odatria

AUSTRALIA ( NT,WA )
Long-Tailed Rock (Black-palmed) Monitor Varanus glebopalma

Odatria

AUSTRALIA ( NT,Qld,WA )
Sand Monitor Varanus gouldii gouldii

Varanus

AUSTRALIA ( WA SA NT )
Centralian Sand Monitor Varanus gouldii flavirufus

Varanus

AUSTRALIA ( WA SA NT )
Grey /  Caspian  / Indian Desert Monitor Varanus griseus

Psammosaurus

Africa, Arabian Peninsula,Turkey, Asia,Pakistan,India
*Southern Pilbara Rock Monitor Varanus hamersleyensis (split from Varanus pilbarensis)

Odatria

AUSTRALIA (WA -Hamersley Range)
Mangrove Monitor Varanus indicus

Euprepiosaurus

AUSTRALIA ( NT,Qld )
Sepik monitor / Peach-throated Monitor Varanus jobiensis

Euprepiosaurus

New Guinea
Rennell Island Monitor Varanus juxtindicus

Euprepiosaurus

Rennell Island, (Solomon Islands Archipelago)
Canopy Goanna Varanus keithhornei

Euprepiosaurus

AUSTRALIA ( Qld )
Pygmy Rock Monitor Varanus kingorum

Odatria

AUSTRALIA ( NT,WA )
Komodo Dragon  Varanus komodoensis

Varanus

Indonesian Islands of Komodo, Rintja, Gilli Montang, and Flores. (may now be extict on Pandar Island)
Biak Tree Monitor Varanus kordensis (V.prasinus kordensis)

Euprepiosaurus

Indonesia (Biak Island)

Lirung Monitor Varanus lirungensis

Euprepiosaurus

Indonesia - Talaud Islands
Panay Monitor  Varanus mabitang

Philippinosaurus

Panay Island, Philippines
Blue tree / Mac Rae's monitor  Varanus macraei

Euprepiosaurus

Indonesia - Batanta Island
Marbled Water monitor Varanus marmoratus

Soterosaurus

Phillipines
Quince Monitor Varanus melinus

Euprepiosaurus

Sula Islands (Maluku Islands) Indonesia
Mertens' Water Monitor Varanus mertensi

Varanus

AUSTRALIA ( NT,Qld,WA )
Mitchell's Water Monitor Varanus mitchelli

Odatria

AUSTRALIA ( NT,WA )
Clouded Monitor Varanus nebulosus (was bengalensis nebulosus)

Empagusia

Burma, Thailand,Vietnam, Malayan Peninsula, Indonesia - Java
*Nesterov’s Desert Monitor Varanus nesterovi split from V. griseus caspius)

Psammosaurus

Iraq - Iran (border area)
Nile Monitor Varanus niloticus

Polydaedalus

Africa
Spiny-neck Water Monitor Varanus nuchalis (was Varanus salvator nuchalis)

Soterosaurus

Philippines  (Islands of Cebu , Ticao , Negros Panay,  and Masbate) 
Sago or Torch Monitor Varanus obor

Euprepiosaurus

Sanana Island - Indonesia
Gray's Monitor Varanus olivaceus

Philippinosaurus

Phillipines - Luzon and Catanduanes Island
Ornate Monitor Varanus ornatus (Status uncertain)

Polydaedalus

Africa
Palawan Water Monitor

Varanus palawanensis (split from V. marmoratus)

Soterosaurus

Philippines - Palawan Island
Argus Monitor Varanus panoptes horni

Varanus

New Guinea
Desert Spotted Monitor Varanus panoptes rubidus

Varanus

AUSTRALIA ( WA )
Northern Yellow-Spotted Monitor Varanus panoptes panoptes

Varanus

AUSTRALIA (NT,Qld,WA )
Northern Pilbara Rock Monitor Varanus pilbarensis

Odatria

AUSTRALIA (WA - Northern Pilbara)
Green Tree Monitor, Emerald monitor or Wyniss Varanus prasinus

Euprepiosaurus

New Guinea & Torres Strait Islands (Qld. Australia)
Northern Blunt-Spined Monitor Varanus primordius

Odatria

AUSTRALIA ( NT )
Guenther’s Mangrove Monitor Varanus rainerguentheri

Euprepiosaurus

Indonesia - Halmahera Island
Sulu Water Monitor Varanus rasmusseni (split from marmoratus)

Soterosaurus

Philippines - Sulu archipelago
Yellow Tree Monitor Varanus reisingeri

Euprepiosaurus

Indonesia - Misol Island
Rosenberg's Heath Monitor Varanus rosenbergi

Varanus

AUSTRALIA (NSW,SA,Vic,WA )
Rough-necked Monitor Varanus rudicollis

Empagusia

Burma, Thailand, Malaysia, Sumatra, Borneo
Crocodile Monitor Varanus salvadorii

Papusaurus

New Guinea
Asian Water Monitor Varanus salvator salvator

Soterosaurus

Sri Lanka ,Buirma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines
Southeast Asian Water Monitor and Black Water Monitor Varanus salvator macromaculatus (includes lizards previously called Varanus salvator komaini)

Soterosaurus

Sri Lanka ,Buirma, Thailand, Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, Malaysia, Indonesia, Philippines
*Samar water monitor  Varanus samarensis (was Varanus cumingi samarensis)

Soterosaurus

Samar, Leyte, & Bohol Islands (Phlippines)
Spotted Tree Monitor (see Varanus similis) Varanus scalaris (split from V. timorensis )

Odatria

AUSTRALIA (Qld,WA,NT?)
Rusty Monitor Varanus semiremex

Odatria

AUSTRALIA ( Qld)
*Mussau Monitor Varanus semotus

Euprepiosaurus

(Mussau Island) Papua New Guinea
*Red Blotched Monitor

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

Odatria

AUSTRALIA ( South Western Qld )
*Ocellated Rainforest Monitor Varanus similis? ("V. kuranda") ? (was Varanus scalaris similis)
(status uncertain)

Odatria

New Guinea, AUSTRALIA ( NT,Qld )
*Dampier Peninsula Monitor (Goanna) Varanus sparnus

Odatria

AUSTRALIA WA ( Kimberley area)
Spencer's Monitor Varanus spenceri

Varanus

AUSTRALIA ( NT,Qld )
Keeled Monitor Varanus spinulosus

Euprepiosaurus
( appears to be incorrect)

Solomon Islands
Eastern Storr's Monitor Varanus storri storri

Odatria

AUSTRALIA ( NT, Qld )
Western Storr's Monitor Varanus storri ocreatus

Odatria

AUSTRALIA ( NT )
Rossel Island Monitor  Varanus telenesetes

Euprepiosaurus

New Guinea - Rossel Island
Timor Tree Monitor Varanus timorensis

Odatria

Indonesia - Timor,Sawu and Roti Island
Togian Water Monitor  Varanus togianus

Soterosaurus

Togian Island (Indonesia)
Black-headed Monitor Varanus tristis tristis

Varanus

AUSTRALIA ( NT, SA, WA )
Freckled Monitor Varanus tristis orientalis

Varanus

AUSTRALIA ( NSW, NT, Qld, WA )
Lace Monitor Varanus varius

Varanus

AUSTRALIA ( NSW,Qld,SA,Vic )
Yemen Monitor Varanus yemenensis

Polydaedalus

Arabic Peninsula
Tricolored Monitor Varanus yuwonoi

Euprepiosaurus

Indonesia- Jailolo on Halmahera Island
Zug's Mangrove Monitor Varanus zugorum

Euprepiosaurus

Indonesia - Jailolo, Halmahera Islands, Moluccan islands,



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

CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island

NSW = New South Wales

NT = Northern Territory

Qld = Queensland

SA = South Australia

Tas = Tasmania

Vic = Victoria

WA = Western Australia

 

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