Family Varanidae (Monitor Lizards):
countries and regions with most species

Rune Midtgaard
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*Countries/regions with same number of species are ranked alphabetically
Rank* Country / region Species
No. 1
Australia
31
No. 2
Indonesia
27
No. 3
Western Australia [Australia]
21
No. 4
Northern Territory [Australia]
20
No. 5
Queensland [Australia]
20
No. 6
Papua New Guinea
13
No. 7
Philippines
11
No. 8
South Australia [Australia]
8
No. 9
Eastern New Guinea [Papua New Guinea]
7
No. 10
New Guinea [Indonesia / Papua New Guinea]
7
No. 11
Western New Guinea [Indonesia]
7
No. 12
Myanmar
6
No. 13
Thailand
5
No. 14
Torres Strait Islands [Australia]
5
No. 15
Aru Islands [Indonesia]
4
No. 16
Biak [Indonesia]
4
No. 17
Bismarck Archipelago [Papua New Guinea]
4
No. 18
Congo-Kinshasa
4
No. 19
Halmahera [Indonesia]
4
No. 20
India
4
No. 21
Luzon [Philippines]
4
No. 22
Malaysia
4
No. 23
New South Wales [Australia]
4
No. 24
Obi [Indonesia]
4
No. 25
Salawati [Indonesia]
4
No. 26
Sudan
4
No. 27
Sulu Islands [Philippines]
4
No. 28
Waigeo [Indonesia]
4
No. 29
West Malaysia [Malaysia]
4
No. 30
Assam [India]
3
No. 31
Bangka [Indonesia]
3
No. 32
Bangladesh
3
No. 33
Benin
3
No. 34
Bhutan
3
No. 35
Borneo [Brunei / Indonesia / Malaysia]
3
No. 36
Burkina Faso
3
No. 37
Cameroon
3
No. 38
Central African Republic
3
No. 39
Chad
3
No. 40
Congo-Brazzaville
3
No. 41
d'Entrecasteaux Islands [Papua New Guinea]
3
No. 42
Ethiopia
3
No. 43
Ghana
3
No. 44
Guinea
3
No. 45
Iran
3
No. 46
Ivory Coast
3
No. 47
Kalimantan [Indonesia]
3
No. 48
Liberia
3
No. 49
Louisiade Archipelago [Papua New Guinea]
3
No. 50
Mali
3
No. 51
Mauritania
3
No. 52
Meghalaya [India]
3
No. 53
Niger
3
No. 54
Nigeria
3
No. 55
Odisha [India]
3
No. 56
Pakistan
3
No. 57
Penang Island [Malaysia]
3
No. 58
Riau Islands [Indonesia]
3
No. 59
Sabah [Malaysia]
3
No. 60
Sanana [Indonesia]
3
No. 61
Sarawak [Malaysia]
3
No. 62
Sierra Leone
3
No. 63
Singapore
3
No. 64
Solomon Archipelago [Papua New Guinea / Solomon Islands]
3
No. 65
Solomon Islands
3
No. 66
South Sudan
3
No. 67
Sula Islands [Indonesia]
3
No. 68
Sumatra [Indonesia]
3
No. 69
Timor [East Timor / Indonesia]
3
No. 70
Togo
3
No. 71
Uganda
3
No. 72
Uttar Pradesh [India]
3
No. 73
Victoria [Australia]
3
No. 74
West Bengal [India]
3
No. 75
Afghanistan
2
No. 76
Anambas Islands [Indonesia]
2
No. 77
Angola
2
No. 78
Aur [Malaysia]
2
No. 79
Australian Capital Territory [Australia]
2
No. 80
Bacan [Indonesia]
2
No. 81
Batu Islands [Indonesia]
2
No. 82
Belitung [Indonesia]
2
No. 83
Bihar [India]
2
No. 84
Bijagos Archipelago [Guinea-Bissau]
2
No. 85
Botswana
2
No. 86
Brunei
2
No. 87
Buton [Indonesia]
2
No. 88
Cambodia
2
No. 89
Catanduanes [Philippines]
2
No. 90
China
2
No. 91
East Timor
2
No. 92
Eastern Cape [South Africa]
2
No. 93
Egypt
2
No. 94
Equatorial Guinea
2
No. 95
Eritrea
2
No. 96
Eswatini
2
No. 97
Fergusson [Papua New Guinea]
2
No. 98
Flores [Indonesia]
2
No. 99
Fraser Island [Australia]
2
No. 100
Free State [South Africa]
2
No. 101
Gambia
2
No. 102
Gauteng [South Africa]
2
No. 103
Guinea-Bissau
2
No. 104
Gujarat [India]
2
No. 105
Himachal Pradesh [India]
2
No. 106
Iraq
2
No. 107
Jammu & Kashmir [India]
2
No. 108
Java [Indonesia]
2
No. 109
Jolo [Philippines]
2
No. 110
Kenya
2
No. 111
Komodo [Indonesia]
2
No. 112
KwaZulu-Natal [South Africa]
2
No. 113
Lamu [Kenya]
2
No. 114
Langkawi [Malaysia]
2
No. 115
Langkawi Archipelago [Malaysia]
2
No. 116
Laos
2
No. 117
Limpopo [South Africa]
2
No. 118
Maharashtra [India]
2
No. 119
Malawi
2
No. 120
Misima [Papua New Guinea]
2
No. 121
Mizoram [India]
2
No. 122
Morotai [Indonesia]
2
No. 123
Mozambique
2
No. 124
Mpumalanga [South Africa]
2
No. 125
Nagaland [India]
2
No. 126
Namibia
2
No. 127
Natuna Islands [Indonesia]
2
No. 128
Nepal
2
No. 129
New Britain [Papua New Guinea]
2
No. 130
Normanby [Papua New Guinea]
2
No. 131
North Solomon Islands [Papua New Guinea]
2
No. 132
North West Province [South Africa]
2
No. 133
Northern Cape [South Africa]
2
No. 134
Panay [Philippines]
2
No. 135
Perhentian Islands [Malaysia]
2
No. 136
Polillo [Philippines]
2
No. 137
Punjab [India]
2
No. 138
Rajasthan [India]
2
No. 139
Rio Muni [Equatorial Guinea]
2
No. 140
Rossel [Papua New Guinea]
2
No. 141
Rwanda
2
No. 142
Saudi Arabia
2
No. 143
Selayar [Indonesia]
2
No. 144
Selayar Islands [Indonesia]
2
No. 145
Senegal
2
No. 146
Seribuat Archipelago [Malaysia]
2
No. 147
Somalia
2
No. 148
South Africa
2
No. 149
Sri Lanka
2
No. 150
Sulawesi [Indonesia]
2
No. 151
Tanzania
2
No. 152
Tioman [Malaysia]
2
No. 153
Tripura [India]
2
No. 154
Trobriand Islands [Papua New Guinea]
2
No. 155
Uttarakhand [India]
2
No. 156
Vietnam
2
No. 157
Yapen [Indonesia]
2
No. 158
Yemen
2
No. 159
Yemeni mainland [Yemen]
2
No. 160
Yunnan [China]
2
No. 161
Zambia
2
No. 162
Zimbabwe
2
No. 163
Admiralty Islands [Papua New Guinea]
1
No. 164
Algeria
1
No. 165
Alor [Indonesia]
1
No. 166
Ambon [Indonesia]
1
No. 167
Andaman & Nicobar Islands [India]
1
No. 168
Andaman Islands [India]
1
No. 169
Andhra Pradesh [India]
1
No. 170
Archipelago of the Recherche [Australia]
1
No. 171
Arunachal Pradesh [India]
1
No. 172
Babuyan Claro [Philippines]
1
No. 173
Babuyan Islands [Philippines]
1
No. 174
Balabac [Philippines]
1
No. 175
Bali [Indonesia]
1
No. 176
Banda Islands [Indonesia]
1
No. 177
Banggai Islands [Indonesia]
1
No. 178
Banyak Islands [Indonesia]
1
No. 179
Batan [Philippines]
1
No. 180
Batan Islands [Philippines]
1
No. 181
Batanta [Indonesia]
1
No. 182
Bazaruto Archipelago [Mozambique]
1
No. 183
Bernier Island [Australia]
1
No. 184
Bioko [Equatorial Guinea]
1
No. 185
Bohol [Philippines]
1
No. 186
Bougainville [Papua New Guinea]
1
No. 187
Buka [Papua New Guinea]
1
No. 188
Buru [Indonesia]
1
No. 189
Burundi
1
No. 190
Cabinda [Angola]
1
No. 191
Calamian Islands [Philippines]
1
No. 192
Calauit [Philippines]
1
No. 193
Calayan [Philippines]
1
No. 194
Camiguin Sur [Philippines]
1
No. 195
Cat Ba Island [Vietnam]
1
No. 196
Cebu [Philippines]
1
No. 197
Chhattisgarh [India]
1
No. 198
Choiseul [Solomon Islands]
1
No. 199
Con Dao Islands [Vietnam]
1
No. 200
Con Son [Vietnam]
1
No. 201
Dalupiri (Babuyan Islands) [Philippines]
1
No. 202
Darjeeling [India]
1
No. 203
Delhi [India]
1
No. 204
Dinagat [Philippines]
1
No. 205
Dirk Hartog Island [Australia]
1
No. 206
Djibouti
1
No. 207
Dorre Island [Australia]
1
No. 208
Enggano [Indonesia]
1
No. 209
Faure Island [Australia]
1
No. 210
Fitzroy Island [Australia]
1
No. 211
Gabon
1
No. 212
Gebe [Indonesia]
1
No. 213
Goa [India]
1
No. 214
Goodenough [Papua New Guinea]
1
No. 215
Guadalcanal [Solomon Islands]
1
No. 216
Guam [USA]
1
No. 217
Guangdong [China]
1
No. 218
Guangxi [China]
1
No. 219
Ha Long Bay Islands [Vietnam]
1
No. 220
Hainan [China]
1
No. 221
Haruku [Indonesia]
1
No. 222
Haryana [India]
1
No. 223
Hermit Islands [Papua New Guinea]
1
No. 224
Hon Ba [Vietnam]
1
No. 225
Hong Kong [China]
1
No. 226
Israel
1
No. 227
Jharkhand [India]
1
No. 228
Jordan
1
No. 229
Kabaena [Indonesia]
1
No. 230
Kai Islands [Indonesia]
1
No. 231
Kalao [Indonesia]
1
No. 232
Kangaroo Island [Australia]
1
No. 233
Karnataka [India]
1
No. 234
Kazakhstan
1
No. 235
Kerala [India]
1
No. 236
Kuwait
1
No. 237
Kyrgyzstan
1
No. 238
Lesotho
1
No. 239
Leyte [Philippines]
1
No. 240
Libya
1
No. 241
Lingga Islands [Indonesia]
1
No. 242
Lombok [Indonesia]
1
No. 243
Lubang [Philippines]
1
No. 244
Madhya Pradesh [India]
1
No. 245
Mafia [Tanzania]
1
No. 246
Manus [Papua New Guinea]
1
No. 247
Masbate [Philippines]
1
No. 248
Mindanao [Philippines]
1
No. 249
Mindoro [Philippines]
1
No. 250
Misool [Indonesia]
1
No. 251
Morocco
1
No. 252
Mussau [Papua New Guinea]
1
No. 253
Negros [Philippines]
1
No. 254
New Ireland [Papua New Guinea]
1
No. 255
Nias [Indonesia]
1
No. 256
Nicobar Islands [India]
1
No. 257
Northern Mariana Islands
1
No. 258
Oman
1
No. 259
Padar [Indonesia]
1
No. 260
Palau
1
No. 261
Palawan [Philippines]
1
No. 262
Palestine [Israel]
1
No. 263
Panaitan [Indonesia]
1
No. 264
Pemanggil [Malaysia]
1
No. 265
Penida [Indonesia]
1
No. 266
Peucang [Indonesia]
1
No. 267
Qatar
1
No. 268
Rennell [Solomon Islands]
1
No. 269
Rinca [Indonesia]
1
No. 270
Romblon [Philippines]
1
No. 271
Rote [Indonesia]
1
No. 272
Saint Matthias Islands [Papua New Guinea]
1
No. 273
Samar [Philippines]
1
No. 274
Sangiang [Indonesia]
1
No. 275
Sangir [Indonesia]
1
No. 276
Sangir Islands [Indonesia]
1
No. 277
Saparua [Indonesia]
1
No. 278
Sebesi [Indonesia]
1
No. 279
Seram [Indonesia]
1
No. 280
Siargao [Philippines]
1
No. 281
Siberut [Indonesia]
1
No. 282
Sibu [Malaysia]
1
No. 283
Sibuyan [Philippines]
1
No. 284
Sikkim [India]
1
No. 285
Simeulue [Indonesia]
1
No. 286
Sinai [Egypt]
1
No. 287
Singa Besar [Malaysia]
1
No. 288
Sipura [Indonesia]
1
No. 289
Siquijor [Philippines]
1
No. 290
Sudest [Papua New Guinea]
1
No. 291
Sumba [Indonesia]
1
No. 292
Sumbawa [Indonesia]
1
No. 293
Supiori [Indonesia]
1
No. 294
Syria
1
No. 295
Tablas [Philippines]
1
No. 296
Taiwan
1
No. 297
Tajikistan
1
No. 298
Talaud Islands [Indonesia]
1
No. 299
Tamil Nadu [India]
1
No. 300
Tanahjampea [Indonesia]
1
No. 301
Tanimbar Islands [Indonesia]
1
No. 302
Ternate [Indonesia]
1
No. 303
Tidore [Indonesia]
1
No. 304
Tinjil [Indonesia]
1
No. 305
Togian Islands [Indonesia]
1
No. 306
Tuba [Malaysia]
1
No. 307
Tunisia
1
No. 308
Turkey
1
No. 309
Turkmenistan
1
No. 310
Ulithi Atoll [Micronesia]
1
No. 311
United Arab Emirates
1
No. 312
Uzbekistan
1
No. 313
Weh [Indonesia]
1
No. 314
West Timor [Indonesia]
1
No. 315
Western Cape [South Africa]
1
No. 316
Western Sahara
1
No. 317
Wetar [Indonesia]
1
No. 318
Woodlark [Papua New Guinea]
1
No. 319
Zanzibar [Tanzania]
1