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genus

Varanus Merrem, 1820

kingdom Animalia - animals »  phylum Chordata - chordates »  order Squamata - lizards and snakes »  family Varanidae - monitor lizards

Scientific synonyms

Agalmatosaurus Fitzinger, 1843
Aspetosaurus Wells & Wellington, 1985
Cylindrurus Fitzinger, 1843
Megalania Owen, 1860
Pantherosaurus Fitzinger, 1843
Titanzius Wells & Wellington, 1985
Worrellisaurus Wells & Wellington, 1984

Included taxa

Number of records: 12

subgenus Empagusia Gray, 1838
subgenus Euprepiosaurus Fitzinger, 1843
subgenus Odatria Gray, 1838
subgenus Papuasaurus
subgenus Philippinosaurus Mertens, 1959
subgenus Polydaedalus Wagler, 1830
subgenus Psammosaurus Fitzinger, 1826
subgenus Soterosaurus Ziegler & Bohme, 1997
subgenus Varanus Merrem, 1820

Unplaced taxa

species Varanus bangonorum Welton, Travers, Siler & Brown, 2014
species Varanus dalubhasa Welton, Travers, Siler & Brown, 2014
species Varanus samarensis Koch, Gaulke & Böhme, 2010

Links and literature

EN Australian Faunal Directory [efc54ac7-ed2c-44cd-a0a7-c7072ae4f464]

ABRS (2009-2019): Australian Faunal Directory [https://biodiversity.org.au/afd/home], Australian Biological Resources Study, Canberra [as Varanus Merrem, 1820]
Data retrieved on: 29 January 2015

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