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Iberovaranus catalaunicus Hoffstetter 1969 (monitor lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Varanidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 335651

Full reference: R. Hoffstetter. 1969. Présence de Varanidae (Reptilia, Sauria) dans le Miocène de Catalogne. Considérations sur l’histoire de la famille. Bulletin du Muséum national d’Histoire naturelle 40:1051-1064

Belongs to Iberovaranus according to M. Delfino et al. 2013

Sister taxa: Varanus (Varaneades), Varanus acanthurus, Varanus albigularis, Varanus baritji, Varanus beccarii, Varanus bengalensis, Varanus bogerti, Varanus brevicauda, Varanus caudolineatus, Varanus doreanus, Varanus dumerili, Varanus eremius, Varanus exanthematicus, Varanus gilleni, Varanus griseus, Varanus hoffmanni, Varanus komodoensis, Varanus mokrensis, Varanus niloticus, Varanus olivaceus, Varanus prasinus, Varanus prisca, Varanus rusingensis, Varanus salvadorii, Varanus salvator, Varanus tristis, Varanus varius

Type specimen: IPS 58437, a set of vertebrae (Trunk vertebra). Its type locality is Can Mas (El Papiol), which is in a MN 4 alluvial fan claystone in the Miocene Lower Continental Complex Formation of Spain.

Ecology: scansorial carnivore