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Varanus brevicaudus BOULENGER, 1898

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Higher TaxaVaranidae, Platynota, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Short-tailed Pygmy Monitor
G: Kurzschwanzwaran 
SynonymVaranus brevicauda BOULENGER 1898: 916
Varanus brevicauda — COGGER 1983
Worrellisaurus brevicauda — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 22
Varanus brevicauda — COGGER 2000: 361
Varanus brevicauda — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Varanus (Odatria) brevicauda — HÖRENBERG & KOCH 2013
Varanus brevicaudus — COGGER 2014: 765
Varanus (Odatria) brevicauda — BUCKLITSCH et al. 2016: 50 
DistributionAustralia (North Territory, Queensland, South Australia, West Australia)

Type locality: Sherlock River, Nickol (as Nicol) Bay, W. A.  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesSyntypes: BMNH 1946.8.30.46-47 
Comment 
EtymologyNamed after Latin “brevis, -e” = short and “cauda, -ae” = tail. 
References
  • Akeret, Beat 2014. Geschichtliches zur Haltung von Waranen in Deutschland und der Schweiz. Terraria Elaphe 2014 (6): 14-21 - get paper here
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1898. Third report on additions to the lizard collection in the Natural History Museum. Proc. Zool. Soc. London 1898: 912-923. - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
  • Cogger, H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • Doughty, Paul; Luke Kealley, Alison Fitch and Stephen C. Donnellan 2014. A new diminutive species of Varanus from the Dampier Peninsula, western Kimberley region, Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 29: 128–140 - 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
  • Hörenberg, Thomas & André Koch 2013. Die Zwergwarane der Untergattung Odatria Gray, 1838. Draco 13 (53): 6-19 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1942. Die Familie der Warane (Varanidae), 3. Teil: Taxonomie. Abh. Senckenb. naturf. Ges., 466: 235-391
  • Mertens, R. 1958. Bemerkungen über die Warane Australiens. Senckenbergiana biologica 39: 229-264
  • Pianka, E. R. 1969. Habitat specificity, speciation, and species density in Australian desert lizards. Ecology 50 (3): 498-502 - get paper here
  • Pianka, E. R. 1970. Notes on Varanus brevicauda. Western Australian Naturalist 11: 113-116 - get paper here
  • Pianka, E. R. and D. R. King, eds. 2004. Varanoid Lizards of the World. Indiana University Press, 599 pp - get paper here
  • Pianka, E.R. 2003. Die Warane der australischen Wüste. Reptilia (Münster) 8 (43): 29-35 - get paper here
  • Pianka, E.R. 2003. Australian Desert Varanids. Reptilia (GB) (30): 20-26 - get paper here
  • Storr G M 1980. The monitor lizards (genus Varanus Merrem, 1820) of Western Australia. Rec. West. Aust. Mus. 8 (2): 237-293 - get paper here
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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