Varanus komodoensis Ouwens, 1912

Species in GBIF Backbone Taxonomy

AnimaliaChordataReptiliaSquamataVaranidaeVaranus

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Full Name

Varanus komodoensis Ouwens, 1912

Common names

  • Komodo Dragon eng
  • Komodo Island Monitor eng
  • Komodo Monitor eng
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Synonyms

Taxonomic status

accepted species

Published in

Ouwens, P. A. 1912. On a large Varanus species from the Island of Komodo. Bulletin du Jardin Botanique de Buitenzorg, Série 2 6: 1-3.

Habitat

Not marine, Terrestrial

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Distributions

Text based distributions present in some sources.

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Classification

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kingdom
Animalia
phylum
Chordata
class
Reptilia
order
Squamata
family
Varanidae
genus
Varanus
species
Varanus komodoensis
 
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Bibliography

Amer, Sayed A. M. and Yoshinori Kumazawa (2008) Timing of a mtDNA gene rearrangement and intercontinental dispersal of varanid lizards.: Genes Genet. Syst. 83: 275–280

Arida, E. & Böhme, W. (2010) The Origin of Varanus: When Fossils, Morphology, and Molecules Alone Are Never Enough.: Biawak 4 (4): 117-124

Ast, Jennifer C. (2001) Mitochondrial DNA Evidence and Evolution in Varanoidea (Squamata).: Cladistics 17 (3): 211-226 [erratum in 18 (1):125]

Bonetti, Mathilde (2002) 100 Sauri.: Mondadori (Milano), 192 pp.

Brenneman, Rick A.; Robert C. Barber; Ryan M. Huebinger; Julie A. Sommer & Edward E. Louis Jr. (2007) Characterization of ten microsatellite marker loci in the Komodo Monitor (Varanus komodoensis).: Conserv Genet 8:1017–1020

Bull, J. J.; Tim S. Jessop, Marvin Whiteley (2010) Deathly Drool: Evolutionary and Ecological Basis of Septic Bacteria in Komodo Dragon Mouths.: Plos ONE 5 (6): e11097

Burden, William Douglas (1928) Results of the Douglas Burden Expedition to the Island of Komodo V. Observations on the habits and distribution of Varanus komodensis Ouwens.: American Museum Novitates (316): 1-10

Ciofi C.; Beaumont M. A.; Swingland I. R.; Bruford M. W. (1999) Genetic divergence and units for conservation in the Komodo dragon Varanus komodoensis.: Proceedings: Biological Sciences 266 (1435): 2269-2269

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Source information

This backbone name usage is included because it was found in another checklist at the time the backbone was built. The primary source name usage (110981344) has since been removed from the portal.

Record history

This record was last modified on 14-Feb-2017.