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First Breeding Report of the Pilbara Rock Monitor Varanus pilbarensis in Spain

AutorInnen: 
Camina Vega, Á., Koch, A.
Erscheinungsjahr: 
2017
Vollständiger Titel: 
First Breeding Report of the Pilbara Rock Monitor (Varanus pilbarensis Storr, 1980) in Spain with Taxonomic Comments on the Recently Described V. hamersleyensis Maryan et al., 2014
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Publiziert in: 
Biawak
Publikationstyp: 
Zeitschriftenaufsatz
Keywords: 
breeding, Varanus pilbarensis, Spain
Bibliographische Angaben: 
Camina Vega, Á., Koch, A. (2017): First Breeding Report of the Pilbara Rock Monitor (Varanus pilbarensis Storr, 1980) in Spain with Taxonomic Comments on the Recently Described V. hamersleyensis Maryan et al., 2014. - Biawak 11(1): 19–27.
Abstract: 

The Pilbara rock monitor (Varanus pilbarensis) is an attractive Australian dwarf monitor
lizard species which, due to its reddish-orange coloration and small body size, is a focal species for monitor keeping enthusiasts worldwide. However, very few published articles describing the captive husbandry and breeding of V. pilbarensis exist, even though it is clear from various photographs of these dwarf monitors on the internet, that private keepers are regularly breeding this species. This article describes the successful breeding of V. pilbarensis for the first time in a private collection in Spain. In addition, we make some taxonomic comments about the recently split-off V. hamersleyensis since intermediate phenotypes and hybrid crossings with V. pilbarensis are known to exist in captivity.

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