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Varanus beccarii (DORIA, 1874)

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Higher TaxaVaranidae, Platynota, Varanoidea, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Black Tree Monitor
G: Schwarzer Baumwaran, Schwarzer Smaragdwaran 
SynonymMonitor beccarii DORIA 1874: 331
Monitor kordensis beccarii — DE ROOIJ 1915
Varanus prasinus beccarii MERTENS 1941: 272
Varanus beccarii — SPRACKLAND 1991
Varanus prasinus beccarii — GOOD et al. 1993
Varanus prasinus beccarii — BÖHME 2002
Varanus beccarii — JACOBS 2003
Varanus (Euprepiosaurus) beccarii — ZIEGLER et al. 2007
Varanus (Euprepiosaurus) beccarii — KOCH et al. 2013
Varanus (Hapturosaurus) beccarii — BUCKLITSCH et al. 2016: 50 
DistributionAru Islands (Indonesia)

Type locality: Wokam, Aru Islands [“Wokan” fide GOOD et al. 1993].  
TypesLectotype: MSNG 28723. Designation by Wells & Wellington (1985). 
CommentHabitat: arboreal, prehensile-tailed monitor. 
EtymologyNamed after its collector, O. Beccari. 
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