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Higher TaxaVaranidae, Platynota, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
SubspeciesVaranus tristis tristis (SCHLEGEL 1839)
Varanus tristis orientalis FRY 1913 
Common Namestristis: Black-tailed Monitor, Black-headed Monitor
orientalis: (E) Freckled Monitor, (G) Trauerwaran, Getüpfelter Baumwaran 
SynonymVaranus tristis tristis (SCHLEGEL 1839)
Odatria punctata GRAY 1838: 394 (non Varanus punctatus MERREM 1820)
Monitor tristis SCHLEGEL 1839: 73
Varanus punctatus — BOULENGER 1885: 322
Varanus punctatus — STERNFELD 1925: 238
Varanus timorensis tristis — MERTENS 1937
Varanus occidentalis ZINNIKER 1961 (nomen dubium fide MERTENS 1963)
Varanus tristis tristis — STORR 1980
Varanus tristis — COGGER 2000: 377
Varanus tristis — WILSON & SWAN 2010
Varanus (Odatria) tristis tristis — HÖRENBERG & KOCH 2013
Varanus (Odatria) tristis — BUCKLITSCH et al. 2016: 50

Varanus tristis orientalis FRY 1913
Varanus punctatus orientalis FRY 1913
Varanus timorensis orientalis — MERTENS 1942
Varanus (Odatria) tristis centralis MERTENS 1957
Varanus tristis orientalis — STORR 1980
Varanus tristis orientalis — PIEH 1999
Varanus tristis orientalis — COGGER 2000: 379
Varanus tristis orientalis — EIDENMÜLLER 2007
Varanus (Odatria) tristis orientalis — HÖRENBERG & KOCH 2013 
DistributionAustralia (New South Wales, North Territory, Queensland, South Australia, West Australia)

tristis: W and C Australia; Type locality: Swan River, W. A.

orientalis: N and NE Australia; Type locality: Eidsvold, upper Burnett River, Queensland, Australia.

Type locality: unknown; restricted to W. A. by Mertens (1963) [occidentalis] Map legend:
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: RMNH 3858 (Monitor tristis)
Holotype: BMNH i.3a, from Shark Bay, W. A. [Odatria punctata]
Holotype: AM R5313, from Eidsvold, upper Burnett River, Qld. [punctatus orientalis]
Holotype: SMF 11632, from Hermannsburg, Finke River, N. T. [tristis centralis] 
CommentSynonymy mainly that of COGGER 1983. 
References
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