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Varanus gilleni LUCAS & FROST, 1895

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Higher TaxaVaranidae, Platynota, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Pygmy Mulga Monitor
G: Gillens Zwergwaran 
SynonymVaranus gilleni LUCAS & FROST 1895: 266
Varanus gilleni — COGGER 1983
Worrellisaurus gilleni — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 22
Varanus gilleni — DE LISLE 1996: 125
Varanus gilleni — COGGER 2000: 364
Varanus gilleni — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Varanus (Odatria) gilleni — HÖRENBERG & KOCH 2013
Varanus (Odatria) gilleni — BUCKLITSCH et al. 2016: 50 
DistributionAustralia (North Territory, Queensland, South Australia, West Australia)

Type locality: between Glen Edith and Deering Creek, N. T. Map legend:
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TDWG region - Region according to the TDWG standard, not a precise distribution map.

NOTE: TDWG regions are generated automatically from the text in the distribution field and not in every cases it works well. We are working on it.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: NMV D 11759 
CommentV. gilleni was paraphyletic in a recent study by FITCH et al. (2006). 
References
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  • Aplin, K.P.; Fitch, A.J. & King, D.J. 2006. A new species of Varanus Merrem (Squamata: Varanidae) from the Pilbara region of Western Australia, with observations on sexual dimorphism in closely related species. Zootaxa 1313: 1–38 - get paper here
  • Bennet, D.F. 2003. Australian Monitors. Reptilia (GB) (30): 12-19 - get paper here
  • Bennet, D.F. 2003. Australische Warane. Reptilia (Münster) 8 (43): 18-25 - get paper here
  • Cogger, H. G. 2014. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 7th ed. CSIRO Publishing, xxx + 1033 pp.
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  • Eidenmüller, B. 2007. Small monitors in the terrarium. Reptilia (GB) (50): 12-19 - get paper here
  • Eidenmüller, B. 2007. Kleinwarane im Terrarium. Reptilia (Münster) 12 (63): 16-23 - get paper here
  • Fitch, A.J.; Goodman, A.E.; Donnellan, S.C. 2006. A molecular phylogeny of the Australian monitor lizards (Squamata: Varanidae) inferred from mitochondrial DNA sequences. Australian Journal of Zoology 54 (4):253-269. - 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
  • Houston, T. F. 1978. Dragon Lizards and Goannas of South Australia. Adelaide: South Australian Museum 84 pp.
  • Lucas, A. H. S., and C. Frost. 1895. Preliminary notice of certain new species of lizards from central Australia. Proceedings of the Royal Society of Victoria, 7: 264-269 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1942. Die Familie der Warane (Varanidae), 3. Teil: Taxonomie. Abh. Senckenb. naturf. Ges., 466: 235-391
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  • Pianka, E. R. 1969. Notes on the biology of Varanus caudolineatus and Varanus gilleni. Western Australian Naturalist 11: 76-82 - 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. Australian Desert Varanids. Reptilia (GB) (30): 20-26 - get paper here
  • Pianka, E.R. 2003. Die Warane der australischen Wüste. Reptilia (Münster) 8 (43): 29-35 - get paper here
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  • Polleck, R. 1980. Ein temperamentvoller Zwerg im Terrarium: Der Gillenwaran (Varanus gilleni) LUCAS & FROST 1895. Herpetofauna 2 (6): 19-20 - get paper here
  • Polleck, R. 2001. Haltung und Zucht vom Gillenwaran, Varanus gilleni LUCAS & FROST 1895. Herpetofauna 23 (131): 15-18 - get paper here
  • Ramm, Till 2013. Die erfolgreiche Haltung und Nachzucht von Gillens Zwergwaran (Varanus gilleni) im Terrarium. Draco 13 (53): 45-50 - get paper here
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