Varanus


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Noun1.Varanus - type and sole extant genus of the VaranidaeVaranus - type and sole extant genus of the Varanidae
reptile genus - a genus of reptiles
family Varanidae, Varanidae - monitor lizards
monitor lizard, varan, monitor - any of various large tropical carnivorous lizards of Africa and Asia and Australia; fabled to warn of crocodiles
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For example, the recently discovered fruit-eating Northern Sierra Madre forest monitor lizard (Varanus bitatawa) in the Philippines is food for the critically endangered Philippine eagle.
For various reasons, Komodo Dragons or Komodos Varanus komodoensis, are definitely high up on the list when it comes to the animal world's weirdest creatures.
The desert monitor, Varanus griseus, is a species of monitor lizards living throughout North Africa and Central and South Asia.
Talking to reporter, IWMB Assistant Director Sakhawat Ali here on Wednesday said, 'This is the largest lizard existing in the country known as Bengal Monitor Lizard (Varanus bengalensis).
Talking to APP, IWMB Assistant Director Sakhawat Ali here on Wednesday said, "This is the largest lizard existing in the country known as Bengal Monitor Lizard (Varanus bengalensis).
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Image Credit: Getty Images/iStockphoto Wildlife shot of a large male Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis).
Herpetological fauna of Dir Lower and Dir Upper districts (Northern mountainous region) of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pakistan contains 11 species of lizards (Calotes versicolor farooqi, Laudakia agrorensis, Eublepharis macularius, Cyrtopodion scabrum, Hemidactylus brookii, Hemidactylus flaviviridis, Ophisops jerdonii, Asymblepharus himalayanus, Eurylepis taeniolatus, Eutropis dissimilis and Varanus bengalensis) and 16 species of snakes (Eryx johnii, Amphiesma stolatum, Boiga trigonata, Lycodon striatus, Oligodon arnensis, Oligodon taeniolatus, Platyceps rhodorachis, Platyceps ventromaculatus, Ptyas mucosus, Spalerosophis atriceps, Xenochrophis piscator, Gloydius himalayanus, Bungarus caeruleus, Naja oxiana, Typhlops porrectus, Echis carinatus).
Context:Improve the management of the small population of Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis) found on the Indonesian island of Flores, a Key Biodiversity Area.
On its website, it said the zoo is taking care of over 600 species of wildlife, which include flagship species such as the Butaan (Varanus olivaceus), Luzon rufous hornbill (Buceros hydrocorax), South Luzon giant cloud rat (Phloeomys cumingi) and the North Luzon giant cloud rat (Phloeomys pallidus).