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Higher TaxaVaranidae, Platynota, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesVaranus albigularis albigularis DAUDIN 1802
Varanus albigularis angolensis SCHMIDT 1933
Varanus albigularis microstictus BOETTGER 1893 
Common NamesE: White-throated Monitor, Rock monitor
G: Kapwaran, Weißkehlwaran 
SynonymVaranus albigularis albigularis DAUDIN 1802
Tupinambis albigularis DAUDIN 1802: 72
Monitor albigularis — GRAY 1831: 28
Varanus Gillii A. SMITH 1831: 16
Varanus albogularis — DUMÉRIL & BIBRON 1836: 495
Monitor exanthematicus capensis SCHLEGEL 1844 (not Lacerta capensis SPARRMAN 1783 = Varanus niloticus)
Regenia albogularis — GÜNTHER 1861: 109
Varanus albigularis — BOULENGER 1885: 307
Varanus exanthematicus albigularis — SCHMIDT 1919: 483
Varanus exanthematicus albigularis — AUERBACH 1987: 132
Varanus albigularis albigularis — BÖHME 1988: 1
Varanus exanthematicus albigularis — BOYCOTT 1992
Varanus (Polydaedalus) albigularis — BÖHME 2002
Varanus albigularis albigularis — PHILLIPS in PIANKA & KING 2004
Varanus (Polydaedalus) albigularis — BUCKLITSCH et al. 2016: 50
Varanus albigularis albigularis — MARQUES et al. 2018

Varanus albigularis angolensis (SCHMIDT 1933)
Varanus albigularis angolensis SCHMIDT 1933: 10
Varanus albigularis angolensis — LOVERIDGE 1936: 59
Varanus exanthematicus angolensis — MERTENS 1937: 9
Varanus albigularis angolensis — BÖHME 1988: 1
Varanus albigularis angolensis — ZIEGLER & BÖHME 1997
Varanus albigularis angolensis — BROADLEY & COTTERILL 2004
Varanus albigularis angolensis — PHILLIPS in PIANKA & KING 2004
Varanus albigularis angolensis — CERIACO et al. 2014
Varanus albigularis angolensis — MARQUES et al. 2018

Varanus albigularis microstictus (BOETTGER 1893)
Varanus microstictus BOETTGER 1893: 72
Varanus exanthematicus microstictus — MERTENS 1942: 355
Varanus exanthematicus ionidesi LAURENT 1964
Varanus albigularis microstictus — BÖHME 1988: 1
Varanus albigularis ionidesi — BÖHME 1988: 1
Varanus albigularis microstictus — PHILLIPS in PIANKA & KING 2004 
DistributionNamibia, Botswana, Republic of South Africa, Swaziland, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Angola, Tanzania,S Ethiopia, S Somalia, Kenya, Uganda, S Democratic Republic of the Congo (Zaire)

albigularis: Southern Africa, northwards to Angola, Zambia and Mozambique; Type locality: unknown.

angolensis: Angola, Zambia, neighboring areas in the Democratic Republic of Congo (Katanga); Type locality: Gauca, Biha, Angola.

microstictus: Ethiopia, Somalia, Kenya, Tanzania, Djibouti; Type locality: “Abessinien" (= Ethiopia)  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: MNHN 6513
Holotype: CM S5967 [angolensis]
Holotype: MCZ 55470 [ionidesi]
Holotype: ZMB 15179 (?), SMF 11545 [microstictus] 
Diagnosis 
CommentThe status of Varanus albigularis ionidesi LAURENT 1964 is unclear (this taxon is not listed by BÖHME 2002, not even as a synonym).

Distribution: For a detailed distribution map and locality data see BAYLESS (2002). 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “albus, -a, -um” = white and “gula” = throat. 
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