Varanus ocreatus

 

TAXONOMY: Both formerly recognized subspecies of V. storri, i.e. V. s. storri and V. storri ocreatus were elevated to species status

DISTRIBUTION: Kimberley region of northern Western Australia, and parts of the Northern Territory to the border of Queensland (see Pavón-Vázquez et al. 2022) and compare with Auliya & Koch 2020)

RED LIST STATUS: Least Concern (LC) in 2017 [ assessment refers to V. storri]

CITES: Appendix II

NATIONAL PROTECTION: According to the Australian EPCT Act (Environment Protection and Biodiversity Act) of 1999, the commercial export of live specimens is prohibited

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Adult Varanus ocreatus,  Northern Territories © Gary Stephenson.