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Varanus beccarii (DORIA, 1874)

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Higher TaxaVaranidae, Platynota, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Black Tree Monitor
G: Schwarzer Baumwaran 
SynonymMonitor beccarii DORIA 1874: 331
Monitor kordensis beccarii — DE ROOIJ 1915
Varanus prasinus beccarii MERTENS 1941: 272
Varanus beccarii — SPRACKLAND 1991
Varanus prasinus beccarii — GOOD et al. 1993
Varanus prasinus beccarii — BÖHME 2002
Varanus beccarii — JACOBS 2003
Varanus (Euprepiosaurus) beccarii — ZIEGLER et al. 2007
Varanus (Euprepiosaurus) beccarii — KOCH et al. 2013 
DistributionAru Islands (Indonesia)

Type locality: Wokam, Aru Islands [“Wokan” fide GOOD et al. 1993].  
TypesSyntype: ZMB 7993 
Commentarboreal, prehensile-tailed monitor. 
References
  • Ávalos, J. de & Martínez Carrión, P. 1997. Warane Reptilia (Münster) 2 (5): 16-21 - get paper here
  • Böhme,W. 2003. Checklist of the living monitor lizards of the world (family Varanidae). Zoologische Verhandelingen 341: 6-43 - get paper here
  • Bosch, Hubert 1996. Schwarze Smaragdwarane: Varanus beccarii im Löbbecke Museum und Aquazoo Düsseldorf TI Magazin (131): 64-65
  • De Lisle, H.F. 1996. Natural History of Monitor Lizards. Krieger, Malabar (Florida)
  • de Rooij, N. de 1915. The Reptiles of the Indo-Australian Archipelago. I. Lacertilia, Chelonia, Emydosauria. Leiden (E. J. Brill), xiv + 384 pp.
  • Doria, G. 1875. Enumerazione dei rettili raccolti dal Dott. O. Beccari in Amboina alle Isole Aru ed alle Isole Kei durante gli anni 1872-73. Ann. Mus. Civ. Stor. Nat. Genova 6: 325-357 [1874] - get paper here
  • FRÝDLOVÁ, PETRA and DANIEL FRYNTA 2010. A test of Rensch’s rule in varanid lizards. Biological Journal of the Linnean Society 100: 293–306 - get paper here
  • Good, David A.;Bauer, Aaron M.;Günther, Rainer 1993. An Annotated Type Catalogue of the Anguimorph Lizards (Squamata: Anguidae, Helodermatidae, Varanidae, Xenosauridae) in the Zoological Museum, Berlin Mitt. Zool. Mus. Berl. 69 (1): 45-56
  • Hartdegen, RustonW.; David Chiszar & James B. Murphy 1999. Observations on the feeding behavior of captive black tree monitors, Varanus beccari. Amphibia-Reptilia 20 (3): 330-332 - get paper here
  • Jacobs, H.J. 2003. A further new emerald tree monitor lizard of the Varanus prasinus species group from Waigeo, West Irian (Squamata: Sauria: Varanidae). Salamandra 39 (2): 65-74 - get paper here
  • Jacobs, H.J. 2008. Zucht von Varanus reisingeri EIDENMÜLLER & WICKER, 2005 mit Vergleich der jugendkleider der V. prasinus-Gruppe und Bemerkungen zu deren Taxonomie. Sauria 30 (1): 5-12 - 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. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 8 (Monograph 3):1 − 62.
  • Mertens, R. 1941. Abhandlungen der Senckenbergischen Naturforschenden Gesellschaft (Frankfurt am Main) 23: 272
  • Sprackland, R. G. 1991. Taxonomic review of the Varanus prasinus group with descriptions of two new species. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 3 (3): 561-576. - get paper here
  • Ziegler, T., Schmitz, A., Koch, A. & W. Böhme 2007. A review of the subgenus Euprepiosaurus of Varanus (Squamata: Varanidae): morphological and molecular phylogeny, distribution and zoogeography, with an identification key for the members of the V. indicus and the V. prasinus species groups. Zootaxa 1472: 1-28 - get paper here
 
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