Definition of Genus Varanus

1. Noun. Type and sole extant genus of the Varanidae.

Exact synonyms: Varanus
Generic synonyms: Reptile Genus
Group relationships: Family Varanidae, Varanidae
Member holonyms: Monitor, Monitor Lizard, Varan

Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Varanus

genus Ustilago
genus Uta
genus Utahraptor
genus Utricularia
genus Uvularia
genus Vaccaria
genus Vaccinium
genus Valeriana
genus Valerianella
genus Vallisneria
genus Vanda
genus Vanellus
genus Vanessa
genus Vangueria
genus Vanilla
genus Varanus (current term)
genus Vedalia
genus Velociraptor
genus Venus
genus Veratrum
genus Verbascum
genus Verbena
genus Verbesina
genus Vernonia
genus Veronica
genus Verticillium
genus Vesicaria
genus Vespa
genus Vespertilio
genus Vespula

Literary usage of Genus Varanus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Catalogue of the Fossil Reptilia and Amphibia in the British Museum (Natural by Richard Lydekker (1888)
"... surface of the centra of the dorsal vertebras broad, flat, and devoid of carina. No dermal scutes. Genus VARANUS ..."

2. The Cambridge Natural History by Sidney Frederick Harmer, Arthur Everett Shipley (1901)
"The Varanidae contain only one genus, Varanus, with nearly thirty species in Africa, Southern Asia, and Australia, but not in Madagascar. Varanus. ..."

3. History of Geology and Palæontology to the End of the Nineteenth Century by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1901)
"... the remains as those of a marine serpent-like reptile, and placed the genus Mosasaurus among the lizards, in near relationship to the genus Varanus. ..."

4. History of Geology and Palæontology to the End of the Ninetheenth Century by Karl Alfred von Zittel (1901)
"... the remains as those of a marine serpent-like reptile, and placed the genus Mosasaurus among the lizards, in near relationship to the genus Varanus. ..."

5. Water Reptiles of the Past and Present by Samuel Wendell Williston (1914)
"... all belonging in the one genus Varanus, and all living in India, Africa, and Australia. In size, some of the species of Varanus are the largest of all ..."

6. The New American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by George Ripley, Charles Anderson Dana (1861)
"... and genus varanus (Merr.). They have an elongated head ; long, extensile, bifid, fleshy tongue, enclosed in a sheath at the base ; no teeth on the ..."

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