André Koch

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André Koch, German herpetologist.

  • Zoologisches Forschungsmuseum Alexander Koenig, Leibniz Institute for Animal Biodiversity, Adenauerallee 160, D-53113 Bonn, Germany
  • Co-Chair IUCN SSC Monitor Lizard Specialist Group
  • Scientific Advisory Board of Reptile Database (
  • Scientific Advisor, Monitor Lizards Working Group of the German Society for Herpetology and Herpetoculture (DGHT)

Taxon names authored

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  • Koch A, Auliya M, Schmitz A, Kuch U, Böhme W. 2007. Morphological Studies on the Systematics of South East Asian Water Monitor (Varanus salvator Complex): Nominotypic Populations and Taxonomic Overview. In: Horn H-G, Böhme W and Krebs U, eds. Advances in Monitor Research III. Mertensiella. 109-180.
  • 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.
  • Koch A, Acciaioli G. 2007. The Monitor Twins: A Bugis and Makassarese Tradition from SW Sulawesi, Indonesia. Biawak 1: 77–82.


  • Koch A. 2008. Discovery of new specimens of Sarasin’s Keelback, Amphiesma sarasinorum (Boulenger, 1896), endemic to SW Sulawesi, Indonesia. Herpetozoa 20: 178–182.
  • Koch A. 2008. On the type specimens of the recently described Sulawesi pitviper Tropidolaemus laticinctus Kuch, Gumprecht & Melaun 2007 (Squamata: Viperidae). Zootaxa 1721: 65–68.
  • Koch A, Ives I, Arida E, Iskandar DT. 2008. On the occurrence of the Asiatic softshell turtle, Amyda cartilaginea (Boddaert, 1770), on Sulawesi, Indonsia. Hamadryad 33: 121–127.


  • Koch, A., Arida, E., McGuire, J.A., Iskandar, D.T. & Böhme, W. 2009. A new species of Calamaria (Squamata: Colubridae) similar to C. ceramensis de Rooij, 1913, from the Banggai Islands, east of Sulawesi, Indonesia. Zootaxa 2196: 19–30. Abstract & excerpt PDF ResearchGate Open access Reference page
  • Koch, A., Arida, E., Schmitz, A., Böhme, W., Ziegler, T., 2009. Refining the polytypic species concept of mangrove monitors (Squamata: Varanus indicus group): a new cryptic species from the Talaud Islands, Indonesia, reveals the underestimated diversity of Indo-Australian monitor lizards. Australian Journal of Zoology 57: 29—40. Reference page.
  • Nguyen, T.Q., Koch, A. & Ziegler, T. 2009. A new species of reed snake, Calamaria Boie, 1827 (Squamata: Colubridae), from central Vietnam. Hamadryad 34(1): 1–8. Reference page.
  • Koch A, Arida E, Riyanto A, Böhme W. 2009. Islands between the realms: a revised checklist of the herpetofauna of the Talaud Archipelago, Indonesia, with a discussion about its biogeographic affinities. Bonner Zoologische Beiträge 56: 107–129.
  • Koch A, McGuire J, Arida E, Riyanto A, Hamidy A. 2009. First record of Gekko smithii Gray, 1842 (Reptilia: Gekkonidae) from Sulawesi, Indonesia. Salamandra 45: 172–176.


  • Böhme, W. & Koch, A. 2010. On the type selection and re-typification of two monitor lizard taxa (Squamata: Varanidae): Monitor bivittatus celebensis Schlegel, 1844 and Monitor kordensis Meyer, 1874; with some comments and corrections on other name-bearing type specimens. Zootaxa 2440(1): 60–68. DOI: 10.11646/zootaxa.2440.1.5 Paywall Reference page
  • Koch, A. & Böhme, W., 2010. Heading east: a new subspecies of Varanus salvator from Obi Island, Maluku Province, Indonesia, with a discussion about the easternmost natural occurrence of Southeast Asian water monitor lizards. Russian Journal of Herpetology 17: 299-309. Reference page.
  • Koch, A., Gaulke, M. & Böhme, W. 2010. Unravelling the underestimated diversity of Philippine water monitor lizards (Squamata: Varanus salvator complex), with the description of two new species and a new subspecies. Zootaxa 2446: 1–54. Preview (PDF) Reference page
  • Koch A, Auliya M, Ziegler T. 2010. Updated checklist of the living monitor lizards of the world (Squamata: Varanidae). Bonn zoological Bulletin 57: 127–136.


  • Wägele H, Klussmann-Kolb A, Kuhlmann M, Haszprunar G, Lindberg D, Koch A, Wägele JW. 2011. The taxonomist - an endangered race. A practical proposal for its survival. Frontiers in Zoology 8: 25.


  • Koch A. 2012. Discovery, Diversity, and Distribution of the Amphibians and Reptiles of Sulawesi and its offshore islands. Frankfurt am Main: Edition Chimaira. 374 pp. ISBN 978-3-89973-432-4.
  • Koch A, Huelsken T, Hoffmann J. 2012. The Young Systematists special issue—promoting the scientific work of early career scientists in taxonomy and systematics. Organisms Diversity & Evolution 12: 333–334.
  • Somma M, Koch A. 2012. New morphological and distributional data of Varanus rainerguentheri Ziegler, Böhme & Schmitz, 2007 (Squamata: Varanidae), an endemic and little-known monitor lizard species of the Moluccas, Indonesia. Salamandra 48: 207–212.
  • Bucklitsch Y, Geissler P, Hartmann T, Doria G, Koch A. 2012. Rediscovery and redescription of the holotype of Lygosoma vittigerum (= Lipinia vittigera) Boulenger, 1894. Acta Herpetologica 7: 325–329.


  • 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. Herpetological Conservation and Biology 8: 1–62.


  • Auliya, M., Koch, A. & Bennett, D. 2014. IUCN Monitor Lizard Specialist Group established. Biawak – Journal for Varanid Biology and Husbandry 8(2): 59. Reference page.
  • Grabbe, J., Koch, A. (2014): First and Repeated Cases of Parthenogenesis in the Varanid Subgenus Euprepiosaurus (Varanus indicus Species Group) and the First Successful Breeding of V. rainerguentheri in Captivity. Biawak - Journal for Varanid Biology and Husbandry 8(2): 79—87.Reference page.
  • Koch A, Ernst N, Eidenmüller B, Kraus F. 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: 111–122.











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