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Newman region, Western Australia
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Varanus: a Latinisation of the Arabic word, Waran, for lizards of the Arabian Peninsula. These lizards were said to warn of the presence of crocodiles, and became known in English as monitors.1 - Ehmann, Harald (1992). Encyclopedia of Australian animals: Reptiles. Angus and Robertson. 495 pp In Australia, they are typically called goannas.
bushi: after Brian Bush, a herpetologist from WA.
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