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Varanus niloticus  (Linnaeus in Hasselquist, 1762)
Taxonomic Serial No.: 683047

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 Taxonomy and Nomenclature
  Kingdom: Animalia  
  Taxonomic Rank: Species  
  Common Name(s): Nile Monitor [English]
  Taxonomic Status:    
  Current Standing: valid  
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  Record Credibility Rating: verified - standards met  

 Taxonomic Hierarchy
 KingdomAnimalia  – Animal, animaux, animals  
          PhylumChordata  – cordés, cordado, chordates  
             SubphylumVertebrata  – vertebrado, vertébrés, vertebrates  
                      ClassReptilia Laurenti, 1768 – répteis, reptiles, Reptiles  
                         OrderSquamata Oppel, 1811 – Amphisbaenians, Lizards, Snakes, amphisbènes, lézards, serpents  
                               FamilyVaranidae  – Monitors, Monitor Lizards  
                                  GenusVaranus Merrem, 1820 – Monitor Lizards  
                                     SpeciesVaranus niloticus (Linnaeus in Hasselquist, 1762) – Nile Monitor  

  Expert: Roy W. McDiarmid  
  Notes: U.S. Geological Survey, Biological Resources Division, Patuxent Wildlife Research Center   
  Reference for: Varanus niloticus    
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  Author(s)/Editor(s): Banks, R. C., R. W. McDiarmid, A. L. Gardner, and W. C. Starnes  
  Publication Date: 2004   
  Article/Chapter Title:    
  Journal/Book Name, Vol. No.: Checklist of Vertebrates of the United States, the U.S. Territories, and Canada, draft (2004)   
  Publication Place:    
  Notes: As-yet (2004) unpublished manuscript from 1998   
  Reference for: Varanus niloticus   

 Geographic Information
  Geographic Division: North America  
  Jurisdiction/Origin: Continental US, Introduced  






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