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Varanus zugorum BÖHME & ZIEGLER, 2005

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Higher TaxaVaranidae, Platynota, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards) 
Subspecies 
Common Names 
SynonymVaranus (Euprepiosaurus) zugorum BÖHME & ZIEGLER 2005
Varanus (Euprepiosaurus) zugorum — ZIEGLER et al. 2007
Varanus (Euprepiosaurus) zugorum — KOCH et al. 2013
Varanus (Euprepiosaurus) zugorum — BUCKLITSCH et al. 2016: 50 
DistributionIndonesia (Halmahera)

Type locality: Halmahera, Moluccas, Indonesia  
Reproductionoviparous 
TypesHolotype: USNM 237439 (juvenile) 
CommentThe type specimen of this species has originally been identified as Varanus indicus and deposited under that name at the USNM. 
EtymologyNamed after George S. Zug and his wife Patricia. 
References
  • Böhme, W. & T. Ziegler 2005. A new monitor lizard from Halmahera, Moluccas, Indonesia (Reptilia: Squamata: Varanidae) Salamandra 41 (1-2): 51-60 - get paper here
  • Koch A, Arida E, Schmitz A, Böhme W, Ziegler T. 2009. Refining the polytypic species concept of mangrove monitors (Squamata: Varanus indicus group): a new cryptic species from the Talaud Islands, Indonesia, reveals the underestimated diversity of Indo-Australian monitor lizards. Australian Journal of Zoology 57(1): 29-40 - get paper here
  • Koch, André; Mark Auliya & Thomas Ziegler 2010. Updated checklist of the living monitor lizards of the world (Squamata: Varanidae). Bonn Zool. Bull. 57 (2): 127–136 - get paper here
  • Koch, André; Thomas Ziegler, Wolfgang Böhme, and Mark Auliya 2013. Pressing Problems: Distribution, Threats, and Conservation Status of the Monitor Lizards (Varanidae: Varanus spp.) of Southeast Asia and the Indo-Australian Archipelago. Herp. Cons. Biol. 8 (Monograph 3): 1 − 62. - get paper here
  • Ziegler, T., Schmitz, A., Koch, A. & W. Böhme 2007. A review of the subgenus Euprepiosaurus of Varanus (Squamata: Varanidae): morphological and molecular phylogeny, distribution and zoogeography, with an identification key for the members of the V. indicus and the V. prasinus species groups. Zootaxa 1472: 1-28 - get paper here
  • Ziegler, Thomas; Wolfgang Böhme, Andreas Schmitz 2007. A new species of the Varanus indicus group (Squamata, Varanidae) from Halmahera Island, Moluccas: morphological and molecular evidence. Mitteilungen aus dem Museum für Naturkunde in Berlin 83 (S1): 109-119
 
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