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Varanus primordius Mertens, 1942

Northern blunt(-)spined monitor

 

 

Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Varanus acanthurus primordius Mertens, 1942

 

Conservation Status

Rediscovered

IUCN RedList status: Least Concern

 

Distribution

Australia

 

Biology & Ecology

 

 

Hypodigm

 

 

Media

 

 

References

Bennett, D. & Sweet, S.S. (2010). Varanus primordius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T178030A7487647. https://dx.doi.org/10.2305/IUCN.UK.2010-4.RLTS.T178030A7487647.en . Downloaded on 17 October 2015.

Hudson, R., Alberts, A., Ellis, S. and Byers, O. (eds). 1994. Conservation Assessment and Management Plan for Iguanidae and Varanidae.

Husband, G.A. 2001. Natural history and captive maintenance of the Northern bluntspined monitor Varanus primordius. Herpetofauna 31: 126-131.

Husband, G. and Christian, K. 2004. Varanus primordius. In: Pianka, E.R. and King, D.R. (eds), Varanoid lizards of the world, pp. 434-437. Indiana University Press, Bloomington, USA.

Storr, G. M. (1966). Rediscovery and taxonomic status of the Australian lizard, Varanus primordius. Copeia 1966(3): 583-584.

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