Varanus douarrha

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Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Paleoanguimorpha 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Cladus: Unikonta
Cladus: Opisthokonta
Cladus: Holozoa
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Megaclassis: Osteichthyes
Cladus: Sarcopterygii
Cladus: Rhipidistia
Cladus: Tetrapodomorpha
Cladus: Eotetrapodiformes
Cladus: Elpistostegalia
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 (Euprepiosaurus)
Species: Varanus douarrha

Name[edit]

  • Varanus douarrha (Lesson, 1828)

Holotype: lost sensu Brygo (1987).

Neotype: ZMUT Sa185, subadult ♀. [designated by Weijola et al. (2017: 441)]

Type locality: “port Praslin de la Nouvelle-Irlande”, redesigned by neotype designation to “~1 km south of Kumium village on the south-west coast of New Ireland (-4.187° S, 152.690° E)” by Weijola et al. (2017: 441).

Combinations[edit]

  • Monitor douarrha Lesson, 1830: 53 [original combination]
  • Varanus indicus douarrhaMertens, 1926: 275 [subsequent combination, reduce to subspecies]
  • Varanus douarrhaWeijola, Kraus, Vahtera, Lindqvist & Donnellan, 2017: 440 [subsequent combination, restaure to species]

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Lesson, R.P. 1830. II. Description de quelques reptiles nouveaux ou peu connus. pp. 34-65 in Duperrey, M.L.I. (ed.) Voyage Autour du Monde Execute par Ordre du Roi, sur la Corvette de La Majeste, La Coquille, exécuté Pendant les Annees 1822, 1823, 1824 et 1825. Zoologie. Tome Second. Arthur Bertrand: Paris. BHL
  • Weijola, V., Kraus, F., Vahtera, V., Lindqvist, C. & Donnellan, S.C. 2017. Reinstatement of Varanus douarrha Lesson, 1830 as a valid species with comments on the zoogeography of monitor lizards (Squamata:Varanidae) in the Bismarck Archipelago, Papua New Guinea. Australian Journal of Zoology 64(6): 434-451. DOI: 10.1071/ZO16038 Reference page

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Vernacular names[edit]

English: New Ireland Monitor