Varanidae


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Varanidae

[və′ran·ə‚dē]
(vertebrate zoology)
The monitors, a family of reptiles in the suborder Sauria found in the hot regions of Africa, Asia, Australia, and Malaya.
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The monitor lizards (family Varanidae) are represented by the grey monitor, or desert monitor (Varanus griseus), which can reach a length of 5 ft (1.5 m) and whose distribution reaches east to India.
All front-fanged venomous snakes, including cobra, mamba, krait; all sea snakes; all Laticaudinae (sea krait); any member of the family Pythoninae; any member of the family Varanidae, including white-throated monitor, Bornean earless monitor, and Komodo dragon.
The evolution of species of the varanidae: micro-complement fixation analysis of serum albumins.
(Apicomplexa: Eimeriidae) from Varanus prasinus beccari (Reptilia: Varanidae).
Lizards in Pakistan are represented by eight families: Agamidae, Chamaeleonidae, Eublepharidae, Gekkonidae, Lacertidae, Scincidae, Uromastycidae and Varanidae (Khan, 2006).
Cheloniidae, Dermochelyidae, Emydidae, Testudinidae, Trionychidae, Crocodylidae, Gavialidae, Agamidae, Chameleonidae, Eublepharidae, Gekkonidae, Lacertidae, Scincidae, Uromastycidae, Varanidae, Leptotyphlopidae, Typhlopidae, Boidae, Colubridae, Elapidae, Hydrophiidae, Viperidae and Crotalidae (Khan, 2004, 2006).
The Komodo dragon is the largest member of its family (Varanidae, the monitor lizards) and the largest of all living lizards.