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Higher TaxaVaranidae, Platynota, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesVaranus storri storri MERTENS 1966
Varanus storri ocreatus STORR 1980 
Common NamesStorr's Monitor 
SynonymVaranus storri storri MERTENS 1966
Varanus storri MERTENS 1966
Varanus storri — COGGER 1983
Worrellisaurus storri — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 22
Varanus storri storri — DE LISLE 1996: 138
Varanus storri — COGGER 2000: 376
Varanus storri — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Varanus (Odatria) storri storri — HÖRENBERG & KOCH 2013
Varanus (Odatria) storri — BUCKLITSCH et al. 2016: 50

Varanus storri ocreatus STORR1980
Varanus storri ocreatus STORR 1980: 283
Worrellisaurus ocreatus — WELLS & WELLINGTON 1985: 22
Varanus storri ocreatus — DE LISLE 1996: 138
Varanus storri ochreatus [sic] — BOHME 2002
Varanus storri ocreatus — EIDENMÜLLER 2007: 12
Varanus (Odatria) storri ocreatus — HÖRENBERG & KOCH 2013 
DistributionAustralia (North Territory, Queensland, NE West Australia)

storri: Queensland

ocreatus: West Australia (Kimberleys) and adjacent parts of the North Territory; Type locality: Argyle Downs airstrip, W. A., in 16°20’ S, 128° 46’ E.

Type locality: Chartera Towers, Qld. 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.
 
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: SMF 59011
Holotype: WAM R42717 [ocreatus] 
Comment 
Etymologynamed after Glenn Storr (1921-1990) of the Western Australian Museum. See also Williams et al. (2006) for further biographical notes. 
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
  • Böhme,W. 2003. Checklist of the living monitor lizards of the world (family Varanidae). Zoologische Verhandelingen 341: 6-43 - 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.
  • Eidenmüller, B. 1997. Haltung und Zucht von Waranen. Reptilia (Münster) 2 (5): 22-25 - 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
  • Eidenmüller, B. & Horn, H.G. 1985. Eigene Nachzucht und der gegenwartige Stand der Nachzucht von Varanus (Odatria) storri MERTENS 1966. Salamandra 21 (1): 55-61 - get paper here
  • Flugi, Ursula 1990. Bericht über die Haltung und Nachzucht des Storr'schen Zwergwarans (Varanus storri Mertens, 1966). Herpetofauna 12 (67): 31-34 - 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
  • King, M. & King, D. 1975. Chromosomal evolution in the lizard genus Varanus (Reptilia). Aust. J Biol. Sci. 28: 89-108
  • MCAlpin, S. 2000. Addition to the herpetofauna of Queensland’s Brigalow Biogeographic region. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 45: 394
  • McCurry MR, Mahony M, Clausen PD, Quayle MR, Walmsley CW, Jessop TS, et al. 2015. The Relationship between Cranial Structure, Biomechanical Performance and Ecological Diversity in Varanoid Lizards. PLoS ONE 10(6): e0130625. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130625 - get paper here
  • Mertens, R. 1966. Ein neuer Zwergwaran aus Australien. Senckenbergiana biologica 47: 437-441
  • Peters, U. 1973. A contribution to the ecology of Varanus (Odatria) storri. Koolewong 2: 12-13
  • Pianka, E. R. and D. R. King, eds. 2004. Varanoid Lizards of the World. Indiana University Press, 599 pp - get paper here
  • Rese, R. 1984. Der Zwergwaran - Varanus storri. Sauria 6 (1): 33-34 - get paper here
  • Rese, Rolf 1986. Varanus storri MERTENS, 1966. Sauria 8 (3) Suppl.: 055–056 - get paper here
  • Sprackland, R. G. 1980. Some notes on Storr's dwarf spiny-tailed monitor. Kansas Herp. Soc. Newsletter 40: 7-9. - get paper here
  • Sprackland, R. G. 2001. Dwarf monitors. Reptile and Amphibian Hobbyist 6 (10): 8-16
  • Stirnberg, E. & H.-G. Horn 1981. Eine unerwartete Nachzucht im Terrarium: Varanus (Odatria) storri (Reptilia: Sauria: Varanidae) Salamandra 17 (1-2): 55-62 - 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
  • Storr, G. M. 1966. Rediscovery and taxonomic status of the Australian lizard, Varanus primordius. Copeia 1966 (3): 583-584 - get paper here
  • Williams, D.; Wüster, W. & Fry, B.G. 2006. The good, the bad and the ugly: Australian snake taxonomists and a history of the taxonomy of Australia’s venomous snakes. Toxicon 48: 919–930
  • Wilson, S. & Swan, G. 2010. A complete guide to reptiles of Australia, 3rd ed. Chatswood: New Holland, 558 pp.
 
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