The Recently Extinct Plants and Animals Database

Varanus primordius Mertens, 1942

Northern blunt(-)spined monitor



Taxonomy & Nomenclature

Synonym/s: Varanus acanthurus primordius Mertens, 1942


Conservation Status


IUCN RedList status: Least Concern





Biology & Ecology










Bennett, D. & Sweet, S.S. (2010). Varanus primordius. The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2010: e.T178030A7487647. . 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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