Australian Biological Resources Study

Australian Faunal Directory


Regional Maps

CAVS: 2287

Species Varanus rosenbergi Mertens, 1957

Heath Monitor



Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, 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)


ACT, NSW, SA, Vic, WA: Australian Alps (AA), Avon Wheatbelt (AW), Coolgardie (COO), Esperance Plains (ESP), Eyre Yorke Block (EYB), Hampton (HAM), Jarrah Forest (JF), Kanmantoo (KAN), Mallee (MAL), Naracoorte Coastal Plain (NCP), Sydney Basin (SB), Swan Coastal Plain (SWA), Warren (WAR)

Original AFD Distribution Data

Australian Region

  • Australia
    • Australian Capital Territory
    • New South Wales: SE coastal
    • South Australia: S Gulfs, W plateau
    • Victoria
    • Western Australia: SW coastal, W plateau

Ecological Descriptors

Diurnal, open forest, open heath, open scrub, 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)