Title

Range extension for the Perentie, Varanus giganteus (Squamata: Varanidae)

Document Type

Journal Article

Publisher

Royal Society of Western Australia Inc.

Faculty

Business and Public Management

School

Marketing, Tourism and Leisure

RAS ID

3230

Comments

This article was originally published as: Thompson, S. A., Withers, P. C., Thompson, G. G., & Robinson, D. (2005). Range extension for the Perentie, Varanus giganteus (Squamata: Varanidae). Journal of the Royal Society of Western Australia, 88, 41-43. Original available here

Abstract

Three recent sightings of Varanus giganteus increase its recorded geographical distribution in a south - westerly direction. These sightings may represent previously unrecorded populations, indicate a range extension, or in one instance a translocation. If these are disjunct populations from the published distribution to the north-east, then there may be a strong case for affording special protection to their habitat to protect these populations.