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Varanus tanimbar WEIJOLA & KRAUS, 2023

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Higher TaxaVaranidae, Platynota, Varanoidea, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common Names 
SynonymVaranus tanimbar WEIJOLA & KRAUS 2023 
DistributionIndonesia (Tanimbar)

Type locality: Latdalam, Yamdena Island, Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia  
TypesHolotype: WAM112255 (Figure 8) collected by Richard How (RH), Ronald Johnstone (RJ) and Darrell Kitchener (DK), 24 April 1993.
Paratypes: WAM109940 (Figure 9) collected by RH, RJ and DK, 20 April 1993, at Latdalam, Yamdena Island, WAM109896 collected by RH, RJ and DK, 18 April 1993, at Lorulun, Yamdena Island, and WAM112323 collected by RJ and I. Maryanto, 27 April, at Adaut, Selaru Island, Tanimbar Islands, Indonesia. 
EtymologyNamed after the type locality. 
  • Weijola, Valter & Fred Kraus 2023. Two new species of monitor lizards (Squamata: Varanus) endemic to the Louisiade and Tanimbar Archipelagos with a key to the subgenus Euprepiosaurus. JOURNAL OF NATURAL HISTORY 57 (13–16): 947–975
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