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BiawakBiawak
Volume 8 Number 1 - June 2014
ISSN 1936-296X

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A Dubious Account of Breeding Varanus olivaceus in Captivity at the Paradise Reptile Zoo in Mindoro,
Philippines
....................................................................................DANIEL BENNETT

The Arboreal Foraging Behavior of the Frugivorous Monitor Lizard Varanus olivaceus on Polillo Island
.....................................................................................DANIEL BENNETT

The Use of Passive Infrared Camera Trapping Systems in the Study of Frugivorous Monitor Lizards
.....................................................................................DANIEL BENNETT & TOM CLEMENTS

An Inexpensive, Non-intrusive, Repeatable Method for Surveying Frugivorous Monitor Lizards
..............................................................................................................................DANIEL BENNETT

Water Monitor Lizard (Varanus salvator) Satay: A Treatment for Skin Ailments in Muarabinuangeun and Cisiih, Indonesia
.........................................................................LINDA UYEDA, ENTANG ISKANDAR, AZHARI PURBATRAPSILA,
                                                                JOKO PAMUNGKAS, AARON WIRSING & RANDALL KYES

Successful Repair of an Emerald Tree Monitor (Varanus prasinus Schlegel, 1839) Egg at Bristol Zoo Gardens
.............................................................................................................................ADAM C. DAVIS

 

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Koch et al 2014
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hamersleyensis
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BiawakBiawak
Volume 7 Number 2 - December 2013
ISSN 1936-296X

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Shelter from the Storm: An Unconventional Refuge for a Wild Varanus varius (WHITE, 1790)
...................................................................ALAN A. JONES & DEAN C. METCALF

Husbandry and Breeding of the Crocodile Monitor Varanus salvadorii PETERS & DORIA, 1878 in Captivity
............................................................................ALVARO CAMINA, NICOLAS SALINAS & JAIRO CUEVAS

Notes and Observations on the Fish Prey of Varanus salvator macromaculatus in Thailand with a Review of the Fish Prey of the Varanus salvator Complex Known to Date
...................................................................................................... MICHAEL COTA & RALF SOMMERLAD

 

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BiawakBiawak
Volume 7 Number 1 - June 2013
ISSN 1936-296X

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Impacts of Community Forestry on the Bengal Monitor, Varanus bengalensis (DAUDIN, 1802):
An Empirical Study from Nepal..................................HEMANT R. GHIMIRE & SUNITA PHUYAL

Field Observations on Varanus macraei.......................................................................RAUL DEL CANTO

Feral Monitor Lizards (Varanus spp.) in Catalonia, Spain: An Increasing Phenomenon
............................................... ...................................JOAQUIM SOLER & ALBERT MARTINEZ-SILVESTRE

Nocturnal Activity of Varanus salvator on Tinjil Island, Indonesia
........................................................................LINDA UYEDA, ENTANG ISKANDER, AARON WIRSING & RANDALL KYES

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BiawakBiawak
Volume 6 Number 2 - December 2012
ISSN 1936-296X

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First Record of Varanus bitatawa in the Philippine Pet Trade..................................EMERSON Y. SY

Heads you Lose, Tails You Win: Notes on a Tail-assisted Foraging Behavior in Varanus (Odatria) kingorum.
.................................................................................................KIDAN PATANANT

First Record of Varanus rudicollis from Penang, Malaysia...................................RAY HAMILTION

Notes on the Husbandry and Breeding of the Black Tree Monitor Varanus (Euprepiosaurus) beccarii (DORIA 1874)
.............................................................................................................................DENNIS FISCHER

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Brown

wichmann

In this paper the author reports his observations on multiple parthenogenetic breeding of the Argus Monitor (Varanus panoptes horni). Two female monitors produced a total of 14 clutches of eggs over a period of 7 years. Several embryos developed in the eggs. However, all of them died just prior to hatching. Two of the embryos showed external deformations.

 

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baritji

A Ridge-tailed rarity.....

The Black-spotted Ridge-tailed Monitor is a relative newcomer to the collections of Australian reptile keepers, but captive numbers are increasing to make this beautiful lizard more readily available to small monitor keepers. James Wheatus reports...

 

Scales & Tails Australia
Issue 16 - March 2011
pages 18-24

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Biawak
Volume 5 Number 1/2 - May 2011
ISSN 1936-296X

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Solar Absorbtance, Reflectance and Emissivity of the Skin of Lace Monitors (Varanus varius) in South-eastern Australia.................................................................BRIAN W. WEAVERS

Mating and Intraspecific Behavior of Varanus salvator macromaculatus in an Urban Population.
.................................................................................................MICHAEL COTA

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Warane
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Biawak
Volume 4 Number 4 - December 2010
ISSN 1936-296X

The Origin of Varanus: When Fossils, Morphology, and Molecules Alone are Never Enough. ......................................................................EVY ARIDA & WOLFGANG BÖHME

Observation of a Wild Pair of Spiny-tailed Monitors (Varanus acanthurus) Engaged in Breeding Activity..
...........................................................................................................................JUSTIN JULANDER

Mammal-like Feeding Bahavior of Varanus salvator and its Conservational Implications.
............................................................................................MICHAEL STANNER

The Monitor Man: A Story of Stunning Discoveries and Charismatic Creatures.
..............................................................................ANDRE KOCH, KAI PHILIPP & THOMAS ZIEGLER

 

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Biawak
Volume 4 Number 3 - September 2010
ISSN 1936-296X

First F2 Breeding of the Quince Monitor Lizard Varanus melinus BÖHME & ZIEGLER, 1997 at the Cologne Zoo.
.........THOMAS ZIEGLER, NORBERT RÜTZ, JOHANNES OBERREUTER & SIMONE HOLST

A Remarklabe Feeding Behavior in a New Distribution Record of Varanus salvator salvator (LAURENTI, 1768) in Eastern Sri Lanka.
...........................................L.J.MENSIS WICKRAMASINGHE, L.D.C. BHATHIYA KEKULANDALA,
P.I. KUMARA PEABOTUWAGE & D.M.S. SURANJAN KARUNARATHNA

Human Food Scrap Ingestion in Two Wild Lace Monitors Varanus varius.
.............................................................................AMBER GILLETT & RICHARD JACKSON

Husbandry and Reproduction of Varanus glauerti in Captivity...............................................MARTIJN DE ZEEUW

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biawakBiawak
Volume 4 Number 2 - June 2010
ISSN 1936-296X

Overview on the Present Knowledge on Varanus mabitang GAULKE and CURIO, 2001, Including New Morphological and Meristic Data....................................................MAREN GAULKE

Preying Possum: Assessment of the Diet of Lace Monitors (Varanus varius) from Coastal Forests in Southeastern Victoria.
...........................................TIM JESSOP, JAKE URLUS, TIM LOCKWOOD and GRAEME GILLESPIE

 

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Koch et al
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boehme & koch 2010
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Sam Sweet Valter Waijola

Luke J. Welton, Cameron D. Siler, Daniel Bennett, Arvin Diesmos, M. Roy Duya, Roldan Dugay, Edmund Leo B. Rico, Merlijn Van Weerd and Rafe M. Brown

A spectacular new Philippine monitor lizard reveals a hidden biogeographic boundary and a novel flagship species for conservation

Abstract

As humans continue to explore the last uncharted regions of the planet, discoveries of previously unknown species of large vertebrates have become infrequent. Here, we report on the discovery of a spectacular new species of giant, secretive, frugivorous, forest monitor lizard (Genus: Varanus) from the forests of the northern Philippines. Using data from morphology and mitochondrial and nuclear DNA sequences, we demonstrate the taxonomic distinctiveness of this new 2 m long species and provide insight into its historical biogeography and systematic affinities. Our molecular phylogenetic analyses indicate that the new species is closely related to Varanus olivaceus (from southern Luzon and nearby islands), but it differs from this and other varanids with respect to characteristics of scalation, colour pattern, body size, anatomy of the reproductive organs and genetic divergence. The new species appears to be restricted to forests of the central and northern Sierra Madre mountain range; it is separated from the range of V. olivaceus by a more than 150 km stretch that includes at least three low-elevation river valley barriers to dispersal. This discovery identifies a seldom-perceived biogeographic boundary and emphasizes the need for continued biodiversity research in the megadiverse conservation hotspot of the Philippines. It is anticipated that the new species will serve as an important flagship species for conservation efforts aimed at preserving the remaining forests of northern Luzon.

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Biawak
Volume 4 Number 1 - March 2010
ISSN 1936-296X

Geographic Distribution and Habitat Use of Monitor Lizards of the North Moluccas
.........................................................................................VALTER S-Å WEIJOLA

Varanus spenceri: A Last Supper of Grasshoppers (Acrididae)
...................................PATRICIA A. WOOLLEY, MARTIN J. STEINBAUER and GREG MIFSUD

Parthenogenesis in an Ornate Nile Monitor, Varanus ornatus .............JAMES HENNESSY

 

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Biawak 3-4Biawak
Volume 3 Number 4 - December 2009
ISSN 1936-296X

Conservation Status of Varanus flavescens in Chitwan, Nepal .......................................................................JANAK RAJ KATIWADA and BIPIN CHANDRA GHIMIRE

Successful Husbandry and First Breeding of Varanus juxtindicus BÖHME et al., 2002, with
Remarks on the Development of Juveniles of this “Rarely-Kept” Endemic Solomon Monitor Species ............................................................................................................................KLAUS WESIAK and ANDRÉ KOCH

First Captive Breeding of the Blue Tree Monitor Varanus macraei BÖHME and JACOBS,
2001 at the Plzen and Cologne Zoos ............................THOMAS ZIEGLER, MELANIE STRAUCH, TOMAS PES, JAN KONAS, TOMAS JIRASEK, NORBERT RÜTZ, JOHANNES OBERREUTER and SIMONE HOLST

Geographical Distribution and Regional Variation of Varanus salvator macromaculatus in Thailand. .........................................................................................................MICHAEL COTA, TANYA CHAN-ARD and SUNCHAI MAKCHAI

Mending a Ruptured Varanus acanthurus brachyurus egg. .............................................JOHN ADRAGNA JR and GREGG M. MADDEN

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Warane
Lebensweise, Pflege, Zucht

Bernd Eidenmüller

This revised edition of the German Monitor book is brandnew release and describes all currently known monitor species, including the newly described V. lirungensis. This edition is published by Herpeton.
Also new information published on captive husbandry is included.

This book is published in German.
Available now, 207 pages, 197 color pictures - high quality gloss paper.

For further information, please contact the publisher under mail@herpeton-verlag.de


Biawak
Volume 3 Number 3 - September 2009
ISSN 1936-296X

Zoo-Ethnological Observations in Southwest Sulawesi, Indonesia: a Case Study of Kembar Buaya (“Monitor Twins”).......................................JEAN-BAPTISTE FAUVEL and ANDRE KOCH

Varanus salvator (Laurenti, 1768) In Rathgama Lagoon in Galle District, Sri Lanka ...............................................................................................A. A. THASUN AMARASINGHE,                                        GAYAN CHATURANGA and D. M. S. SURANJAN KARUNARATNA

Aquatic Foraging Behavior and Freshwater Mussel (Velesunio sp.) Predation by Varanus
panoptes panoptes
in Central-Western Queensland.
................................................................................ .....................ROD SHANNON and ROBERT W. MENDYK

Observations of Basking in Varanus bengalensis nebulosus from Northeastern Thailand. .........................................................................................PRATEEP DUENGKAE and YODCHAIY CHUAYNKERN

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Biawak
Volume 3 Number 2 - June 2009
ISSN 1936-296X

Monitoring the Trade: Using the CITES Database to Examine the Global Trade in Live
Monitor Lizards (Varanus spp.)...............................................ANGELO P. PERNETTA

Ecological Function of Venom in Varanus, with a Compilation of Dietary Records from the
Literature.................................................................................KEVIN ARBUCKLE

A Third Captive Generation of Komodo Dragons (Varanus komodoensis) at Rotterdam Zoo,
The Netherlands......................GERARD VISSER, SANDRA BIJHOLD and JUDITH VAN DER KOORE

Cannibalism in Captive Varanus timorensis.................................................................................CSABA GECZY

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lingurensis

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Biawak
Volume 3 Number 1 - March 2009
ISSN 1936-296X

Garbage Appeal: Relative Abundance of Water Monitor Lizards (Varanus salvator) Correlates
with Presence of Human Food Leftovers on Tinjil Island, Indonesia................LINDA UYEDA

Stomach Content Note for a Road-killed Varanus spenceri
.................................................... .....................RICHARD JACKSON & JEFFREY M. LEMM

A Road-killed Water Monitor Varanus salvator macromaculatus: Negative Impact from
the Forest Route in Khao Yai National Park, Thailand
................................................................PRATEEP DUENGKAE & YODCHAIY CHUAYNKERN

Hemipenal Transillumination as a Sexing Technique in Varanids........................................................DANNY BROWN

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biawakBiawak
Volume 2 Number 4 - November 2008
ISSN 1936-296X

Geographical Distribution, Instinctive Feeding Behavior and Report of Nocturnal Activity of Varanus dumerilii in Thailand
.....................MICHAEL COTA, TANYA CHAN-ARD, SONCHAI MEKCHAI and SUTTINEE LAOTEAW

Observation of Varanus salvator from Koh Tao Island in the Gulf of Thailand
.......................................................................... .....................PRATEEP DUENGKAE

Field Observations on Varanus spinulosus.............................................QUETZAL DWYER

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terralogTerralog Vol. 6
Varanoid Lizards

Bernd Eidenmüller & Hans-Dieter Philippen

Monitors, beaded lizards and the monotypic family of the earless monitor, form the subject of this sixth volume of Terralog. The lizards portrayed in this volume exhibit a enormous extent of diversity as to colour patterns, body sizes, and inhabited natural habitats.

This book is published in English and German.
Available now, 148 pages, 400 color pictures - high quality glossy paper.

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monitor lizardsMonitor Lizards
Natural History, Captive Husbandry & Breeding

Bernd Eidenmüller

This brandnew release describes all currently known monitor species. This is a revised and updated edition, published by Edition Chimaira. All 63 valid taxa are described, including the new described Varanus bushi, V. boehmei, V. rainerguentheri, V. reisingeri, and V. zugorum.

This book is published in English.
Available now, 176 pages, 208 color pictures - high quality gloss paper.

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olivaceus

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Varanus bushi

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varanoidVaranoid Lizards of the World

Edited by Eric R. Pianka and Dennis R King (Ruth Allen King)

Monitor lizards (genus Varanus) have attracted a great deal of interest. These large and impressive lizards are often the centerpiece of reptile house exhibits. Monitors tend to be fairly wary and difficult to observe; therefore they are not particularly tractable research subjects, but they have nevertheless received an extraordinary amount of attention from devoted students.

588 pages - available now from Indiana University Press
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