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Scientific Names

Preferred Names

Varanidae
Reference taxon from EOL Dynamic Hierarchy Trunk
Varanidae
Recognized by iNaturalist, Timor Sea Species List, Eswatini Species List, Molukka Sea Species List, Jordan Species List, Afghanistan Species List, AnAge, Flickr Group, Flickr Group, Flickr Group, Flickr Group, NMNH Herpetology in DwC A, Harvard Museum of Comparative Zoology DwCA, CalPhotos, Egypt Species List, AnAge articles, Natural History Museum Species of the day, Animal Diversity Web, Animal Diversity Web, EOL authors, EOL authors, Hone et al 2013, ReptileDB, IUCN, Afghanistan Species List, Algeria Species List, Angola Species List, Australia Species List, Benin Species List, Botswana Species List, Brazil Species List, Burkina Faso Species List, Burundi Species List, Cameroon Species List, Canada Species List, Democratic Republic of the Congo Species List, Equatorial Guinea Species List, Eritrea Species List, Ethiopia Species List, Federated States of Micronesia Species List, France Species List, Gabon Species List, Gambia Species List, Ghana Species List, Guinea Species List, India Species List, Iran Species List, Israel Species List, Ivory Coast Species List, Kazakhstan Species List, Kenya Species List, Liberia Species List, Malaysia Species List, Mali Species List, Mariana Islands Species List, Mauritania Species List, Mongolia Species List, Morocco Species List, Mozambique Species List, Myanmar Species List, Namibia Species List, Niger Species List, Nigeria Species List, Pakistan Species List, Palau Species List, Palestine Species List, Papua New Guinea Species List, Philippines Species List, Saudi Arabia Species List, Senegal Species List, Sierra Leone Species List, Singapore Species List, Solomon Islands Species List, Somalia Species List, South Sudan Species List, South Africa Species List, Sudan Species List, Syria Species List, Tanzania Species List, Thailand Species List, Timor Leste Species List, Sri Lanka Species List, Togo Species List, Tunisia Species List, Uganda Species List, Vietnam Species List, Uzbekistan Species List, Yemen Species List, Zambia Species List, Zimbabwe Species List, Japan Species List, English Vernaculars for Landmark Taxa, Indonesia Species List, United States Species List, Arafura Sea Species List, Banda Sea Species List, Bismarck Sea Species List, Coral Sea Species List, Gulf of Guinea Species List, Gulf of Mexico Species List, Indian Ocean Species List, Mozambique Channel Species List, Halmahera Sea Species List, North Atlantic Species List, Molukka Sea Species List, North Pacific Species List, Philippine Sea Species List, Solomon Sea Species List, Timor Sea Species List, South Atlantic Species List, and South Pacific Species List

Alternative Names

Saniwa agilis (Marsh 1872)
Homotypic synonym according to {resource_name} (Originally found in sources as synonym of Saniwa ensidens Leidy, 1870)
Saniwa crassa (Marsh 1872)
Homotypic synonym according to {resource_name} (Originally found in sources as synonym of Saniwa ensidens Leidy, 1870)
Saniwa grandis (Marsh 1872)
Homotypic synonym according to {resource_name} (Originally found in sources as synonym of Saniwa ensidens Leidy, 1870)
Saniwa paucidens (Marsh 1872)
Homotypic synonym according to {resource_name} (Originally found in sources as synonym of Saniwa ensidens Leidy, 1870)
Tupinambis ornatus Daudin 1803
Proparte synonym according to GBIF classification
Varanus niloticus ornatus Mertens 1942
Proparte synonym according to GBIF classification
Varanus ornatus Schmitz Et Al. 2000
Proparte synonym according to GBIF classification
? prisca Owen, 1859
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
Chilingosaurus Young 1961
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
Dendrovaranus Mertens 1942
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
Indovaranus Mertens 1942
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
Megalania Owen 1860
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
Psammosaurus Fitzinger 1826
Doubtful according to GBIF classification
Tectovaranus Mertens 1942
Doubtful according to GBIF classification

Common Names

English

monitor lizards preferred
Monitor Lizards
Recognized by CITES
monitor lizard
Recognized by Paleobiology Database

French

Varans preferred
Recognized by CITES

Japanese

オオトカゲ科 preferred
Recognized by piaf and admin

Spanish; Castilian

Varanos preferred
Recognized by CITES
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Curated hierarchies for Varanidae

GBIF classification

Animalia
Chordata
Reptilia
Squamata
248 additional siblings truncated for brevity.
See the resource file for a full list.

IUCN

Animalia
Chordata
Reptilia
Squamata