A Listing of Australian Monitors
Distribution Key
Family: Varanidae (Monitors)

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Last update: 8/09/01

Subgenus Scientific Name Common Name Distribution CODE
Odatria Varanus acanthurus acanthurus Northwestern Ridge-Tailed Monitor WA, NT G2263
Odatria Varanus acanthurus brachyurus Common Ridge-tailed Monitor WA, SA, NT, Qld G2263
Odatria Varanus acanthurus insulanicus Island Ridge-Tailed Monitor NT G2263
Odatria Varanus baritji Black Spotted Ridgetailed Monitor NT K2733
Odatria Varanus brevicauda Short-Tailed Pygmy Monitor NT,Qld,SA,WA Y2264
Odatria Varanus caudolineatus Line-Tailed Pygmy Monitor WA K2265
Odatria Varanus eremius Rusty Desert Monitor NT,Qld,SA,WA M2266
Varanus Varanus giganteus Perentie NT,Qld,SA,WA Z2267
Odatria Varanus gilleni Pygmy Mulga Monitor NT,Qld,SA,WA Q2268
Odatria Varanus glauerti Kimberley Rock Monitor NT,WA S2269
Odatria Varanus glebopalma Long-Tailed Rock (Black-palmed) Monitor NT,Qld,WA E2270
Varanus Varanus gouldii gouldii Sand Monitor WA SA NT(arid interior) A2288
Varanus Varanus gouldii flavirufus Centralian Sand Monitor WA SA NT(arid interior) A2288
Euprepiosaurus Varanus indicus Mangrove Monitor NT,Qld Y2272
Euprepiosaurus Varanus keithhornei Canopy Goanna Qld Z2275
Odatria Varanus kingorum Pygmy Rock Monitor NT,WA Q2284
Varanus Varanus mertensi Mertens' Water Monitor NT,Qld,WA K2273
Odatria Varanus mitchelli Mitchell's Water Monitor NT,WA M2274
Varanus Varanus panoptes rubidus Desert Spotted Monitor WA G2271
Varanus Varanus panoptes panoptes Northern Yellow-Spotted Monitor NT,Qld,WA G2271
Odatria Varanus pilbarensis Pilbara Rock Monitor WA U2286
Odatria Varanus primordius Northern Blunt-Spined Monitor NT Q2276
Varanus Varanus rosenbergi * Rosenberg's Heath Monitor NSW,SA,Vic,WA W2287
Odatria Varanus scalaris Spotted Tree Monitor NT,Qld,WA K2281
Odatria Varanus semiremex Rusty Monitor Qld U2278
Varanus Varanus spenceri Spencer's Monitor NT,Qld W2279
Odatria Varanus storri storri Eastern Storr's Monitor NT, Qld Y2280
Odatria Varanus storri ocreatus Western Storr's Monitor NT Y2280
Varanus Varanus tristis tristis Black-headed Monitor NT, SA, WA M2282
Varanus Varanus tristis orientalis Freckled Monitor NSW, NT, Qld, WA M2282
Varanus Varanus varius Lace Monitor NSW,Qld,SA,Vic Z2283

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CI = Christmas Island
CKI = Cocos (Keeling) Island
LHI = Lord Howe Island
NI = Norfolk Island
NSW = New South Wales
NT = Northern Territory
Qld = Queensland
SA = South Australia
Tas = Tasmania
Vic = Victoria
WA = Western Australia