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Varanus auffenbergi SPRACKLAND, 1999

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Higher TaxaVaranidae, Platynota, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesG: Auffenbergs Waran
E: Auffenberg’s Monitor 
SynonymVaranus auffenbergi SPRACKLAND 1999
Varanus auffenbergi — AST 2001
Varanus (Odatria) auffenbergi — WESIAK 2008
Varanus (Odatria) auffenbergi — KOCH et al. 2013
Varanus (Odatria) auffenbergi — BUCKLITSCH et al. 2016 
DistributionIndonesia (Roti Island)

Type locality: Roti Island, Indonesia  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 143812, adult female 
CommentIllustration in Akeret (2003). AST (2001) indicated that this species may be synonymous to V. timorensis. 
  • Akeret, B. 2003. Planting terrariums. Reptilia (GB) (29): 15-22 - get paper here
  • Akeret, B. 2003. Terrarienbepflanzung. Reptilia (Münster) 8 (40): 22-29 - get paper here
  • Akeret, Beat 2014. Geschichtliches zur Haltung von Waranen in Deutschland und der Schweiz. Terraria-Elaphe 2014 (6): 14-21 - get paper here
  • Ast, Jennifer C. 2001. Mitochondrial DNA Evidence and Evolution in Varanoidea (Squamata). Cladistics 17 (3): 211-226 [erratum in 18 (1):125]
  • Canto, R. del 2007. Notes on the occurrence of Varanus auffenbergi on roti Island. Biawak 1 (1): 24-25 - get paper here
  • Hörenberg, Thomas 2013. Der Timorwaran der Insel Roti: Varanus auffenbergi. Draco 13 (53): 51-54 - get paper here
  • Koch, André; Thomas Ziegler, Wolfgang Böhme, and Mark Auliya 2013. Pressing Problems: Distribution, Threats, and Conservation Status of the Monitor Lizards (Varanidae: Varanus spp.) of Southeast Asia and the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Herp. Cons. Biol. 8 (Monograph 3): 1 − 62. - get paper here
  • Sprackland, R. G. 1999. New species of monitor (Squamata: Varanidae) from Indonesia. Reptile Hobbyist, 4 (6): 20-27 - get paper here
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