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Varanus kingorum STORR, 1980

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Higher TaxaVaranidae, Platynota, Sauria (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common NamesE: Pygmy Rock Monitor
G: Kings Felsenwaran 
SynonymVaranus kingorum STORR 1980
Varanus kingorum — DE LISLE 1996: 129
Varanus kingorum — COGGER 2000: 368
Varanus kingorum — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Varanus (Odatria) kingorum — HÖRENBERG & KOCH 2013 
DistributionAustralia (NW North Territory, NE West Australia: Rocky Outcrops of the Kimberley Region and adjacent areas in the North Territory)

Type locality: 10 km WNW of Timber Creek, North Territory, in 15° 37’ S, 130° 23’ E. Map legend:
Type locality - Type locality.
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.
 
TypesHolotype: WAM R60374 
CommentThis is one of the smallest monitors with a total length of up to 40 cm. 
References
  • Bennet, D.F. 2003. Australische Warane. Reptilia (Münster) 8 (43): 18-25 - get paper here
  • Bennet, D.F. 2003. Australian Monitors. Reptilia (GB) (30): 12-19 - get paper here
  • Cogger,H.G. 2000. Reptiles and Amphibians of Australia, 6th ed. Ralph Curtis Publishing, Sanibel Island, 808 pp.
  • De Lisle, H.F. 1996. Natural History of Monitor Lizards. Krieger, Malabar (Florida)
  • Eidenmüller, B. 1999. Haltung und Nachzucht von Kings Felsenwaran, Varanus kingorum STORR 1980. Herpetofauna 21 (121): 19-23 - get paper here
  • Eidenmüller, B. 2001. Between the rocks - Pick up tips on breeding and keeping King’s rock monitors (Varanus kingorum). Reptiles 9 (5): 78-81
  • Eidenmüller, B. 2003. Haltung und kontinuierliche Vermehrung von Kings Felsenwaran, Varanus kingorum STORR 1980, mit der erstmaligen Nachzucht eines albinotischen Jungtieres. Reptilia (Münster) 8 (43): 36-40 - get paper here
  • 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
  • Hörenberg, Thomas & André Koch 2013. Die Zwergwarane der Untergattung Odatria Gray, 1838. Draco 13 (53): 6-19 - get paper here
  • Horn,H. G. 1977. Notizen zur Systematik, Fundortangaben und Haltung von Varanus (Varanus) karlschmidti. Salamandra 13 (2): 78-88
  • Pianka, E. R. and D. R. King, eds. 2004. Varanoid Lizards of the World. Indiana University Press, 599 pp - 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
  • Vitt, R. 2013. Zur Inkubation von Gelegen von Varanus kingorum, Kings Zwergwaran. Reptilia (Münster) 18 (99): 66-67 - 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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