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Varanus dumerilii dumerilii , SCHLEGEL 1839

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Varanus dumerilii dumerilii , SCHLEGEL 1839, juvenille
Seblat Mountain, Southwest Sumatra. (Photo by Julkifli Sembiring)


Higher Taxa:
Varanidae, Platynota, Sauria (lizards)

Subspecies:
Varanus dumerilii dumerilii (SCHLEGEL 1839)
Varanus dumerilii heteropholis (BOULENGER 1892)

Common Names:
E: Dumeril Monitor
G: Dumerilwaran

Synonym :
  • Varanus dumerili dumerilii (SCHLEGEL 1839)
  • Monitor dumerilii SCHLEGEL 1839: 78
  • Varanus dumerili - BLEEKER 1858: 188
  • Varanus macrolepis BLANFORD 1881: 239
  • Varanus dumerilii — BOULENGER 1885: 312
  • Varanus dumerili — DE ROOIJ 1915: 143
  • Varanus (Tectovaranus) dumerilii dumerilii - MERTENS 1942: 364
  • Varanus dumerili dumerilii — DE LISLE 1996: 122
  • Varanus (Empagusia) dumerilii - ZIEGLER & BÖHME 1997: 14
  • Varanus dumerilii — MANTHEY & GROSSMANN 1997: 289
  • Varanus dumerilii — COX et al. 1998: 107
  • Varanus dumerilii — PIANKA & VITT 2003: 113
  • Varanus dumerili heteropholis BOULENGER 1892
  • Varanus heteropholis BOULENGER 1892: 506
  • Varanus heteropholis — DE ROOIJ 1915: 142
  • Varanus dumerili heteropholis — MERTENS 1942: 366
  • Varanus dumerili heteropholis — DE LISLE 1996: 122

Distribution :
Peninsular Thailand, Myanmar (= Burma), West Malaysia,
Indonesia (Sumatra, Borneo, Bangka, Kalimantan, Riou, Biliton), Sarawak, Singapore

Types :
heteropholis: Sarawak, Malaysia.
  1. Type locality: Mt. Dulit, upper Baram River, Sarawak, Malaysia.
  2. Type locality: Banjermasin, southeastern Borneo, Indonesia.
Comment :
BÖHME (2002) doesn’t recognize V. d. heteropholis and synonymizes it with V. dumerilii.


References :
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Reference :
http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species.php?genus=Varanus&species=dumerilii

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