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Family Varanidae Hardwicke and Gray 1824 (monitor lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata

PaleoDB taxon number: 38035

Parent taxon: Varanoidea according to J. L. Conrad 2006

Sister taxa: Aiolosaurus, Arcanosaurus, Heloderma, Helodermatidae, Judeasaurus, Ovoo, Pachyvaranidae, Saniwinae

Subtaxa: Cherminotus, Lanthanotus, Saniwides, Telmasaurus, Varanus

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Ecology: scansorial carnivore