Varanus olivaceus

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Varanus olivaceus

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Paleoanguimorpha 

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
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata, Toxicofera
Subordo: Anguimorpha
Infraordo: Paleoanguimorpha

Superfamilia: Varanoidea
Familia: Varanidae
Genus: Varanus
Subgenus: Varanus (Philippinosaurus)
Species: Varanus olivaceus

Name[edit]

Holotype: ANSP 9916, skin, collected by Dr. Kane, U.S. Navy. [presumed lost fide Pianka (2004: 221)]

Type locatity: “Manilla [=Manila]”, Luzon, Philippines.

Synonyms[edit]

  • Uaranus [sic] ornatus Gray, 1845: 10 [preoccupied by Tupinambus ornatus Daudin, 1803]

Holotype: BMNH 1946.8.30.98, juvenile indet., collected by H. Cumming.

Type locality: “Philippine Islands”.

  • Varanus grayi Boulenger, 1885: 312 [replacement name for Varanus ornatus Gray, 1845]

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

  • Gray, J.E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman: London. xxvii + 289 pp. BHL
  • Hallowell, E. [1856] 1857. Notes on the reptiles in the collection of the museum of the Academy of Natural Sciences. Proceedings of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 8(4): 146–153. BHL
  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Volume 2. Iguanidae, Xenosauridae, Zonuridae, Anguidae, Aniellidae, Helodermatidae, Varanidae, Xantusiidae, Teiidae, Amphisbaenidae. Second edition. Trustees of the British Museum: London. xiii + 497 pp., 24 pls. BHL Reference page

Additional references[edit]

Links[edit]

Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Grays Waran
English: Gray’s Monitor Lizard
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