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Varanus glebopalma MITCHELL, 1955

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Higher TaxaVaranidae, Platynota, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Common NamesBlack-palmed Rock Monitor, Long-Tailed Rock Monitor 
SynonymVaranus glebopalma MITCHELL 1955
Varanus glebopalma — COGGER 1983
Varanus glebopalma — DE LISLE 1996: 126
Varanus glebopalma — COGGER 2000: 365
Varanus glebopalma — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Varanus (Odatria) glebopalma — HÖRENBERG & KOCH 2013
Varanus (Odatria) glebopalma — BUCKLITSCH et al. 2016: 50 
DistributionAustralia (N Northern Territory, NW Queensland, NE Western Australia)

Type locality: S end of Lake Hubert, N. T.  
TypesHolotype: SAMA R3222 (formerly USNM 128385), male, S end of Lake Hubert, NT, collected Australian-American Arnhem Land Expedition, iv-xi.1948. 
Etymologythe name refers to the black pads on the surface of the feet. 
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  • Bennet, D.F. 2003. Australische Warane. Reptilia (Münster) 8 (43): 18-25 - get paper here
  • BUCKLITSCH, YANNICK; WOLFGANG BÖHME, ANDRÉ KOCH 2016. Scale Morphology and Micro-Structure of Monitor Lizards (Squamata: Varanidae: Varanus spp.) and their Allies: Implications for Systematics, Ecology, and Conservation. Zootaxa 4153 (1): 001–192
  • 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.
  • Eidenmüller, B. 2007. Kleinwarane im Terrarium. Reptilia (Münster) 12 (63): 16-23 - get paper here
  • Eidenmüller, B. 2007. Small monitors in the terrarium. Reptilia (GB) (50): 12-19 - 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
  • Horn, H.-G. & U. Schürer 1978. Bemerkungen zu Varanus (Odatria) glebopalma MITCHELL 1955 (Reptilia: Sauria: Varanidae) Salamandra 14 (3): 105-116 - get paper here
  • Lisle, H.F. de 1996. Natural History of Monitor Lizards. Krieger, Malabar (Florida)
  • Mertens, R. 1958. Bemerkungen über die Warane Australiens. Senckenbergiana biologica 39: 229-264
  • Mitchell, F. J. 1955. Preliminary account of the Reptilia and Amphibia collected by the National Geographic Society - Commonwealth Government - Smithsonian Institution Expedition to Arnhem Land (April to November, 1948). Rec. South Austral. Mus. 11: 373-408 - 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
  • Rhind, David, J. Sean Doody, Ryan Ellis, Amy Ricketts, Gavin Scott, Simon Clulow and Colin McHenry. 2013. Varanus glebopalma (black-palmed monitor) nocturnal activity and foraging. Herpetological Review 44 (4): 687-688 - get paper here
  • Sprackland, R. G. 2001. Dwarf monitors. Reptile and Amphibian Hobbyist 6 (10): 8-16
  • 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
  • Swanson, S. 1979. Some rock-dwelling reptiles of the Arnhem Land escarpment. N. Territory Nat. 1: 14-18
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
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