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Varanus boehmei

Varanus boehmei (*)

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Cladus: Eureptilia
Cladus: Romeriida
Subclassis: Diapsida
Cladus: Sauria
Infraclassis: Lepidosauromorpha
Superordo: Lepidosauria
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata, Toxicofera
Subordo: Anguimorpha
Infraordo: Paleoanguimorpha

Superfamilia: Varanoidea
Familia: Varanidae
Genus: Varanus
Subgenus: Varanus (Hapturosaurus)
Species: Varanus boehmei
Name

Varanus boehmei (Jacobs, 2003)

Holotype: ZFMK 77837.

Type locality: Waigeo Island, West Papua, Indonesia.
Combinations

Varanus (Euprepiosaurus) boehmei — Ziegler, Schmitz & Böhme, 2007: 15 [subsequent combination, subgenus]
Varanus (Hapturosaurus) boehmei — Bucklitsch, Böhme & Koch, 2016: 37 [subsequent combination, subgenus]

References
Primary references

Jacobs, H.J. 2003. A further new emerald tree monitor lizard of the Varanus prasinus species group from Waigeo, West Irian (Squamata: Sauria: Varanidae). Salamandra 39(2): 65–74. Reference page.
Bucklitsch, Y., Böhme, W. & Koch, A. 2016. Scale Morphology and Micro-Structure of Monitor Lizards (Squamata: Varanidae: Varanus spp.) and their Allies: Implications for Systematics, Ecology, and Conservation. Zootaxa 4153(1): 1–192. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.4153.1.1. Reference page.

Additional references

De Lisle, H.F. 2009. Catalog of the genus Varanus (Reptilia: Squamata: Varanidae) with new designations of a neotype and a lectotype. ZooNova 1: 8–32. Reference page.

Links

Uetz, P. & Hallermann, J. 2021. Varanus boehmei. The Reptile Database. Accessed on 24 July 2018.
Allison, A., Shea, G. & Tallowin, O. 2016. IUCN: Varanus boehmei (Data Deficient). The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species 2016: e.T178267A21646951. DOI: 10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T178267A21646951.en
Varanus boehmei – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

Vernacular names
Afrikaans: Goudgevlekte boomlikkewaan
Deutsch: Goldgefleckter Baumwaran, Böhmes Baumwaran
English: Golden-spotted Tree Monitor, Böhme's Monitor
français: Varan à taches dorées
Nederlands: Goudgevlekte boomvaraan

The golden-spotted tree monitor (Varanus boehmei), also known commonly as the golden speckled tree monitor, is a species of monitor lizard in the family Varanidae. The species is endemic to Waigeo Island in Indonesia.

Etymology

The specific name, boehmei, is in honor of German herpetologist Wolfgang Böhme.[3]
Geographic range and habitat

V. boehmei is native to the forests of Waigeo, Indonesia.
Behavior

The golden-spotted tree monitor has a prehensile tail, and it spends most of its life in trees.[4]
Description

V. boehmei grows to around 1 m (3.3 ft) in total length (including tail).[4]
Reproduction

V. boehmei is oviparous.[2]
References

Allison, A.; Shea, G.; Tallowin, O. (2016). "Varanus boehmei". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2016: e.T178267A21646951. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T178267A21646951.en. Retrieved 18 November 2021.
Species Varanus boehmei at The Reptile Database www.reptile-database.org.
Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Varanus boehmei, p. 30).

"Varanus boehmei at Monitor-lizards.net". Archived from the original on 2010-05-19.

Further reading

Bucklitsch Y, Böhme W, Koch A (2016). "Scale Morphology and Micro-Structure of Monitor Lizards (Squamata: Varanidae: Varanus spp.) and their Allies: Implications for Systematics, Ecology, and Conservation". Zootaxa 4153: 001-192.
Jacobs HJ (2003). "A further new emerald tree monitor lizard of the Varanus prasinus species group from Waigeo, West Irian (Squamata: Sauria: Varanidae)". Salamandra 39 (2): 65–74. (Varanus boehmei, new species).
Ziegler T, Schmitz A, Koch A, Böhme W (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.

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