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Varanus Merrem 1820 (monitor lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Varanidae

PaleoDB taxon number: 38044

Synonyms: Iberovaranus Hoffstetter 1969 (no. 38037), Notiosaurus Owen 1884 (no. 267211)

Parent taxon: Varanidae according to M. S. Y. Lee and M. W. Caldwell 2000

Sister taxa: Cherminotus, Lanthanotus, Saniwides, Telmasaurus

Subtaxa: Iberovaranus catalaunicus, Varanus (Varaneades), Varanus bengalensis, Varanus exanthematicus, Varanus hoffmanni, Varanus niloticus, Varanus prisca, Varanus rusingensis

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore