Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

CAVS: 2268

Species Varanus gilleni Lucas & Frost, 1895

Pygmy Mulga Monitor




Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Western Australia

Extra Distribution Information

Australian Endemic.

Note that conversion of the original AFD map of states, drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones to IBRA and IMCRA regions may have produced errors. The new maps will be reviewed and corrected as updates occur. The maps may not indicate the entire distribution. See further details below.
IBRA and IMCRA regions (map not available)
drainage basins and coastal and oceanic zones (map not available)


NT, Qld, SA, WA: Burt Plain (BRT), Central Ranges (CR), Dampierland (DL), Davenport Murchison Ranges (DMR), Finke (FIN), Gawler (GAW), Gibson Desert (GD), Great Sandy Desert (GSD), Great Victoria Desert (GVD), Little Sandy Desert (LSD), MacDonnell Ranges (MAC), Simpson Strzelecki Dunefields (SSD), Stony Plains (STP), Tanami (TAN)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Northern Territory: Lake Eyre basin, W plateau
    • Queensland: Lake Eyre basin
    • South Australia: Lake Eyre basin, S Gulfs, W plateau
    • Western Australia: NW coastal, W plateau

Ecological Descriptors

Arboreal, desert, diurnal, hummock grassland, low open shrubland, low woodland, oviparous, predator, tall shrubland.


History of changes

Note that this list may be incomplete for dates prior to September 2013.
Published As part of group Action Date Action Type Compiler(s)
07-Feb-2024 16-Aug-2012 MODIFIED
08-Mar-2011 08-Mar-2011 MODIFIED
12-Feb-2010 (import)