Bogert's monitor

Bogert's monitor (Varanus bogerti ) is a species of tree-dwelling lizard in the family Varanidae. The species is native to Papua New Guinea.[1]

Bogert's monitor
Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Varanidae
Genus: Varanus
Subgenus: Hapturosaurus
Species:
V. bogerti
Binomial name
Varanus bogerti
Mertens, 1950
Synonyms[2]
  • Varanus prasinus bogerti
    Mertens, 1950
  • Varanus bogerti
    Sprackland, 1991
  • Varanus (Eupreiosaurus) bogerti
    Ziegler et al., 2007

EtymologyEdit

Both the specific name, bogerti, and the common name, Bogert's monitor, are in honor of American herpetologist Charles Mitchill Bogert.[3]

Geographic rangeEdit

Varanus bogerti is found on the D'Entrecasteaux Islands and the Trobriand Islands of Papua New Guinea.[2]

ReproductionEdit

Varanus bogerti is an oviparous species.[2]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Tallowin O; Shea G; Allison A (2016). "Varanus bogerti". The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 2016: e.T42485692A42485697. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.2016-1.RLTS.T42485692A42485697.en. Retrieved 13 January 2018.
  2. ^ a b c "Varanus bogerti ". The Reptile Database. www.reptile-database.org.
  3. ^ Beolens, Bo; Watkins, Michael; Grayson, Michael (2011). The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Varanus bogerti, p. 30).

Further readingEdit

  • Mertens R (1950). "Notes on some Indo-Australian monitors (Sauria, Varanidae)". American Museum Novitates (1456): 1–7. (Varanus prasinus bogerti, new subspecies, pp. 3–6, Figure 1),
  • 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.