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Occurrence record: Herpetology:R.10207

Preserved specimen of Varanus scalaris Mertens, 1941 | Spotted Tree Monitor
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Dataset

Data partner OZCAM (Online Zoological Collections of Australian Museums) Provider
Data resource Australian Museum provider for OZCAM
Institution code Australian Museum
Supplied institution code "AM"
Collection code Australian Museum Herpetology Collection
Supplied collection code "Herpetology"
Catalog number R.10207
Other catalog numbers ["ecatalogue.irn:2157162","urn:catalog:AM:Herpetology:R.10207"]
Occurrence ID urn:lsid:ozcam.taxonomy.org.au:AM:Herpetology:R.10207
Basis of record Preserved specimen
Supplied basis "PreservedSpecimen"
Identified by Mertens  
Collector Photographer, Unknown  
Supplied as "Unknown Photographer"
Type status Holotype: Varanus timorensis similis Mertens, 1958 : Varanidae : Squamata : Reptilia : Chordata;Holotype: Varanus timorensis similis Mertens, 1958 : Varanidae : : Reptilia : Chordata
License CC-BY 3.0 (Au)
Occurrence status PRESENT
Sampling protocol [PRE]
Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeComments: "Y";

Event

Event ID urn:australianmuseum.net.au:Events:2003791
Identification remarks ecatalogue.IdeComments: "Y";
Sampling protocol PRE  
Date precision NOT_SUPPLIED

Taxonomy

Scientific name Varanus scalaris
Supplied scientific name "Varanus timorensis similis Mertens, 1958"
Taxon rank species
Common name Spotted Tree Monitor
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Reptilia
Order Squamata
Family Varanidae
Genus Varanus
Species Varanus scalaris
Match type canonicalMatch
Accepted name usage Varanus timorensis similis Mertens, 1958
Scientific name authorship Mertens, 1941
Name type SCIENTIFIC
Name according to Mertens, 1958

Geospatial

Country Australia
State or Territory Northern Territory
Latitude -13.983
Supplied as: "-13.983"
Longitude 136.466
Supplied as: "136.466"
Geodetic datum EPSG:4326
Verbatim locality Groote Eylandt, Nth. Aust.
Location remarks ecatalogue.LocCollectionEventLocal: "Australia, Northern Territory, Groote Eylandt, Nth. Aust. (13° 59' S, 136° 28' E), Warren, H E(Collector), Accession";
Coordinate precision 0.001
Coordinate uncertainty in meters 10000.0
Terrestrial true
Verbatim latitude 13° 59' S
Biome TERRESTRIAL
Marine false
Country code AU
Verbatim longitude 136° 28' E

Additional properties

dcterms:modified 2015/7/13
dcterms:type PhysicalObject
verbatim uncertainty 1km-10km

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    Additional political boundaries information

    Area Management
    CAPAD 2016 Terrestrial Anindilyakwa
    CAPAD 2020 Terrestrial Anindilyakwa
    NRM Regions 2010 Northern Territory
    NRM Regions 2017 Northern Territory
    Area management
    National Landcare Program Management Units 2018 Northern Territory
    Biodiversity
    IBRA 6 Regions Arnhem Coast
    IBRA 7 Regions Arnhem Coast
    IBRA 7 Subregions Groote
    Hydrology
    Drainage Divisions Level 1 Carpentaria Coast
    Drainage Divisions Level 2 GROOTE EYLANDT
    Marine
    States including coastal waters Northern Territory (including Coastal Waters)
    Political
    ASGS Australian States and Territories Northern Territory
    Australian States and Territories Northern Territory
    Indigenous Protected Areas 2013 Anindilyakwa
    Local Government Areas 2011 East Arnhem (S)
    Local Government Areas PSMA 2018 EAST ARNHEM REGION
    PSMA ABS Census Indigenous Language Speakers by Area - I01B (2016) 1419
    PSMA ABS Census Selected Person Characteristics by Indigenous Status by Area - I01A (2016) 1615
    PSMA ABS Greater Capital City Statistical Areas (2016) REST OF NT
    PSMA ABS SA2 Statistical Areas (2016) ANINDILYAKWA
    PSMA ABS SA3 Statistical Areas (2016) EAST ARNHEM
    PSMA ABS SA4 Statistical Areas (2016) NORTHERN TERRITORY - OUTBACK
    PSMA Commonwealth Electoral Boundaries (2018) LINGIARI
    PSMA Indigenous Areas (2016) ANINDILYAKWA (GROOTE)
    PSMA Indigenous Locations (2016) ANGURUGU
    PSMA Indigenous Regions (2016) NHULUNBUY
    PSMA Remoteness Areas (2016) Very Remote Australia
    PSMA State Electoral Boundaries (2018) ARNHEM
    PSMA States (2016) NORTHERN TERRITORY
    World Country Boundaries Australia
    Vegetation
    Australia's Indigenous forest estate (2013) v2.0 Indigenous owned, Native forest
    Forests of Australia 2018B Non forest
    NVIS 4.1 Major Vegetation Groups Cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings
    NVIS 4.1 Major Vegetation Subgroups Cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings
    Tenure of Australia's forests (2013) v2.0 Leasehold
    Vegetation types - native Eucalypt open forests
    Vegetation types - present cleared, non-native vegetation, buildings

    Environmental sampling for this location

    Climate
    Precipitation - annual (Bio12) 1130.0 mm
    Precipitation - coldest quarter (Bio19) 13.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest period (Bio14) 0.0 mm
    Precipitation - driest quarter (Bio17) 8.0 mm
    Precipitation - seasonality (Bio15) 106.0 mm
    Precipitation - warmest quarter (Bio18) 460.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest period (Bio13) 62.0 mm
    Precipitation - wettest quarter (Bio16) 713.0 mm
    Radiation - annual mean (Bio20) 20.9 MJ/m2/day
    Radiation - seasonality (Bio23) 16.0
    Radiation - warmest quarter (Bio26) 23.3 MJ/m2/day
    Temperature - annual mean (Bio01) 26.6 degrees C
    Temperature - annual range (Bio07) 18.5 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest period min (Bio06) 16.0 degrees C
    Temperature - coldest quarter mean (Bio11) 22.8 degrees C
    Temperature - diurnal range mean (Bio02) 10.5 degrees C
    Temperature - driest quarter mean (Bio09) 23.3 degrees C
    Temperature - isothermality (Bio03) 0.57 %
    Temperature - seasonality (Bio04) 0.87
    Temperature - warmest period max (Bio05) 34.5 degrees C
    Temperature - warmest quarter (Bio10) 29.4 degrees C
    Temperature - wettest quarter mean (Bio08) 28.7 degrees C
    WorldClim: Temperature - isothermality 55.0 %
    Substrate
    Moisture Index - annual mean (Bio28) 0.49
    Moisture Index - highest quarter mean (Bio32) 1.0
    Elevation 8.0 m