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Varanus glauerti

Varanus glauerti, Photo: Michael Lahanas

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
Species: Varanus glauerti

Varanus glauerti (Mertens, 1957)

Varanus glauerti – Taxon details on Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).

The Kimberley rock monitor (Varanus glauerti) is a medium-sized species of monitor lizard[4] in the family Varanidae. The species is native to Northern Australia. Also known as Glauert's monitor or the Kakadu sand goanna,[5] it belongs to the subgenus Odatria.[6]


The specific name, glauerti, is in honor of English-born Australian herpetologist Ludwig Glauert.[5]

Varanus glauerti grows up to 80 cm (31 in) long, and three-quarters of its length is the long tail.
Habitat and behaviour

Varanus glauerti lives almost exclusively on rocky cliff faces, but is found in humid forests. It is rupicolous, and prefers humid conditions.[4]

Shea, G. (2018). "Varanus glauerti". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. 2018. Retrieved 2021-02-15.
"Varanus glauerti ". Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS). www.itis.gov
"Varanus glauerti ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
"Varanus glauerti " at Monitor-lizards.net Archived 2010-02-23 at the Wayback Machine
Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp.
ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Varanus glauerti, p. 101).


Further reading

Mertens R (1957). "Two new goannas from Australia". Western Australian Naturalist 5: 183–185. (Varanus timorensis glauerti, new subspecies).

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