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Varanus bogerti MERTENS, 1950

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Higher TaxaVaranidae, Platynota, Varanoidea, Anguimorpha, Sauria, Squamata (lizards)
Common NamesE: Bogert's Monitor
G: Bogerts Waran 
SynonymVaranus prasinus bogerti MERTENS 1950
Varanus bogerti — SPRACKLAND 1991: 571
Varanus bogerti — DE LISLE 1996: 120
Varanus (Euprepiosaurus) bogerti — ZIEGLER et al. 2007
Varanus (Euprepiosaurus) bogerti — KOCH et al. 2013
Varanus (Hapturosaurus) bogerti — BUCKLITSCH et al. 2016: 50 
Distributiond'Entrecasteaux and Trobriand Archipelagos, Papua New Guinea

Type locality: Ferghusson (Moratai) Island, D'Entrecasteaux archipelago.  
TypesHolotype: AMNH 41639 
EtymologyNamed after Charles Mitchill Bogert (1908-1992), former curator of the Department of Herpetology of the American Museum of Natural History. See biographical sketches in Gans 1993 and Myers & Zweifel 1993. 
  • Beolens, Bo; Michael Watkins, and Michael Grayson 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Johns Hopkins University Press, Baltimore, USA - get paper here
  • Eidenmüller, Bernd and Hans-Dieter Philippen 2008. Varanoid lizards. Terralog 6, 148 pp. [review in Draco 53: 78]
  • Koch A, Ziegler T, Böhme W, Arida E, Auliya M. 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
  • Koch, Andre; Ernst, Nicole; Eidenmuller, Bernd; Kraus, Fred 2014. New data on the rare Varanus bogerti Mertens, 1950 and V. telenesetes Sprackland, 1991 (Squamata: Varanidae), two endemic monitor lizard taxa from island groups off southeastern New Guinea. The Herpetological Journal 24 (2): 111-122 - get paper here
  • Lisle, H.F. de 1996. Natural History of Monitor Lizards. Krieger, Malabar (Florida)
  • Mertens, R. 1950. Notes on some Indo-Australian monitors (Sauria, Varanidae). American Museum Novitates 1456: 1-7 - get paper here
  • Myers, C.W. & R.G. Zweifel 1993. Biographical Sketch and Bibliography of Charles Mitchill Bogert, 1908-1992 Herpetologica 49 (1): 133-146. - get paper here
  • Sprackland, R. G. 1991. Taxonomic review of the Varanus prasinus group with descriptions of two new species. Memoirs of the Queensland Museum 30 (3): 561-576. - 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
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