Golden-spotted tree monitor

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Golden-spotted tree monitor
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Scientific classification e
Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Family: Varanidae
Genus: Varanus
Subgenus: Euprepiosaurus
Species: V. boehmei
Binomial name
Varanus boehmei
Jacobs, 2003

The golden-spotted tree monitor (Varanus boehmei) is a species of monitor lizard endemic to Waigeo Island in Indonesia.

Etymology[edit]

The specific name, boehmei, is in honor of German herpetologist Wolfgang Böhme.[1]

Geographic range[edit]

V. boehmei is native to the forests of Waigeo, Indonesia.

Behavior[edit]

Golden-spotted tree monitors have prehensile tails, and they spend most of their lives in trees.[2]

Description[edit]

They grow to around 1 m (3.3 ft) in total length (including tail).[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Beolens B, Watkins M, Grayson M. 2011. The Eponym Dictionary of Reptiles. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. xiii + 296 pp. ISBN 978-1-4214-0135-5. (Varanus boehmei, p. 30).
  2. ^ a b "Varanus boehmei at Monitor-lizards.net". Archived from the original on 2010-05-19. 

Further reading[edit]

  • Jacobs HJ. 2003. A further new emerald tree monitor lizard of the Varanus prasinus species group from Waigeo, West Irian (Squamata: Sauria: Varanidae). Salamandra 39 (2): 65-74. (Varanus boehmei, new species).