genus Varanus


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Related to genus Varanus: Varanid lizards
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Noun1.genus Varanus - type and sole extant genus of the Varanidaegenus Varanus - 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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Enforcement agencies have discovered that now the big monitor lizard ( genus Varanus) -- found across deserts, forests and coastlines of the country -- is being poached for its hemipenis ( sexual organ), which is sold as a lucky charm for virility and fertility in men.