The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Varanus cf. indicus



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Probably a subspecies of, or closely allied to, V. indicus (cf. Vickers-Rich et al., 1991). 


Conservation Status

Last record: c.1970


The last known individual was killed by a car around the year 1970, near Bouloupari (Vickers-Rich et al., 1991).



New Caledonia


Biology & Ecology










Balouet, J. C. (1991). The fossil vertebrate record of New Caledonia, pp. 1383-1409. In: Vickers-Rich, P., Monaghan, J. M., Baird, R. F. and Rich, T. H. (eds.). Vertebrate Palaeontology of Australasia. Melbourne: Monash University Publications Committee.

Flannery TF (1994) The future eaters: An ecological history of the Australasian lands and people. Port Melbourne, Australia: Reed Press. pp. 423.


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