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Varanus ocreatus STORR, 1980

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Higher TaxaVaranidae, Platynota, Varanoidea, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Storr's Monitor 
SynonymVaranus storri ocreatus STORR 1980: 283
Worrellisaurus ocreatus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 22
Varanus storri ocreatus — DE LISLE 1996: 138
Varanus storri ochreatus [sic] — BOHME 2003
Varanus storri ocreatus — EIDENMÜLLER 2007: 12
Varanus (Odatria) storri ocreatus — HÖRENBERG & KOCH 2013
Varanus ocreatus — PAVÓN-VÁZQUEZ et al. 2022 
DistributionWestern Australia (Kimberleys) and adjacent parts of the Northern Territory

Type locality: Argyle Downs airstrip, W. A., in 16°20’ S, 128° 46’ E.  
TypesHolotype: WAM R42717 
CommentDistribution: see map in AROD (which shows 2 polygons for ocreatus and 1 in the east for storri s. str.). 
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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
  • Hörenberg, Thomas & André Koch 2013. Die Zwergwarane der Untergattung Odatria Gray, 1838. Draco 13 (53): 6-19 - get paper here
  • Lisle, H.F. de 1996. Natural History of Monitor Lizards. Krieger, Malabar (Florida)
  • Pavón-Vázquez, Carlos J, Damien Esquerré, Alison J Fitch, Brad Maryan, Paul Doughty, Stephen C Donnellan, and J Scott Keogh. 2022. Between a Rock and a Dry Place: Phylogenomics, Biogeography, and Systematics of Ridge-Tailed Monitors (Squamata: Varanidae: Varanus Acanthurus Complex). Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 173: 107516 - 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
  • Wells, R. W. and Wellington, C. R. 1985. A synopsis of the Amphibia and Reptilia of Australia. Australian Journal of Herpetology, Supplementary Series (1): 62-64.
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