Varanus spinulosus

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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 (Solomonsaurus)
Species: Varanus spinulosus

Name[edit]

  • Varanus spinulosus Mertens, 1941: 269

Holotype: NHMW 33387.

Type locality: “San George Island near Ysabel, Solomon Islands”.

Combinations[edit]

  • Varanus indicus spinulosus Mertens, 1941: 269 [original combination, as subspecies]
  • Varanus (Varanus) indicus spinulosusMertens, 1942: 271 [subsequent combination, subgenus]
  • Varanus spinulosusSprackland, 1994: 34 [subsequent combination, elevate to species]
  • Varanus (Euprepiosaurus) spinulosusZiegler & Böhme, 1997: 14 [subsequent combination, subgenus]
  • Varanus (Solomonsaurus) spinulosusBucklitsch, Böhme & Koch, 2016: 38 [subsequent combination, subgenus]

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

Additional references[edit]

  • Böhme, W. & Ziegler, T. 2007. Notes on the distribution, diet, hemipenis, morphology and systematics of Varanus spinulosus Mertens, 1941. pp. 100-108 in Horn, H.-G., Böhme, W. & Krebs, U. (eds.). Advances in Monitor Research III. Mertensiella 16, Rheinbach.
  • De Lisle, H.F. 2009. Catalog of the genus Varanus (Reptilia: Squamata: Varanidae) with new designations of a neotype and a lectotype. ZooNova 1: 8–32. Reference page

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Vernacular names[edit]

Deutsch: Stachelnackenwaran
English: Spiny Neck Monitor