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Savannah Nile Monitor
Varanus niloticus (Linnaeus, 1766)

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

Scientific synonyms

Lacerta nilotica Linnaeus, 1766
Varanus (Polydaedalus) niloticus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Monitor niloticus (Linnaeus, 1766)
Lacerta monitor Linnaeus, 1758 (suppressed name) supp

Other names

= Nile Monitor

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supp suppressed name - name suppressed by commission for international code of nomenclature for example in case it is a long forgotten senior synonym of some widely used name and therefore should have priority over junior synonym.