Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

CAVS: 2276

Species Varanus primordius Mertens, 1942

Northern Ridge-tailed Monitor




Northern Territory

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: Daly Basin (DAB), Darwin Coastal (DAC), Pine Creek (PCK)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Northern Territory: N coastal

Ecological Descriptors

Diurnal, low open woodland, low woodland, oviparous, predator, saxicoline.


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)