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  • Boulenger, G.A. 1885. Catalogue of the lizards in the British Museum (Natural History). Vol. 2, Second edition. London, xiii+497 pp.
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  • Gray, J. E. 1845. Catalogue of the specimens of lizards in the collection of the British Museum. Trustees of die British Museum/Edward Newman, London: xxvii + 289 pp.
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  • King, M.; Mengden, G.A.; King, D. 1982. A pericentric-inversion polymorphism and s ZZ/ZW sex-chromosome system in Varanus acanthurus Boulenger analyzed by G-and C-banding and Ag staining. Genetica 58 (1): 39-45.
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  • MENDYK, R.W. 2007. Varanus acanthurus (Ridge-tailed Monitor) Spontaneous Pneumoperitoneum. Biawak 1 (2): 85-88.
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  • Ávalos, J. de & Martínez Carrión, P. 1997. Warane. Reptilia (Münster) 2 (5): 16-21.


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