Varanus priscus

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Skeleton of Varanus priscus.

Taxonavigation[edit]

Taxonavigation: Paleoanguimorpha 

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Animalia
Subregnum: Eumetazoa
Cladus: Bilateria
Cladus: Nephrozoa
Superphylum: Deuterostomia
Phylum: Chordata
Cladus: Craniata
Subphylum: Vertebrata
Infraphylum: Gnathostomata
Superclassis: Tetrapoda
Cladus: Reptiliomorpha
Cladus: Amniota
Classis: Reptilia
Ordo: Squamata
Cladus: Unidentata, Episquamata, Toxicofera
Subordo: Anguimorpha
Infraordo: Paleoanguimorpha

Superfamilia: Varanoidea
Familia: Varanidae
Genus: Varanus
Subgenus: Varanus (Varanus)
Species: †Varanus priscus

Name[edit]

  • Varanus priscus (Owen, 1859)

Lectotype: BMNH 32908c, a dorsal vertebra. [designated by Head, Barrett & Rayfield (2009: 446–447)]

Type locality: Darling Downs, Queensland, Australia.

Type horizon: Pleistocene.

Paralectotypes: BMNH 32908a and BMNH 32908b, partial dorsal vertebrae. [designated by Head, Barrett & Rayfield (2009: 446–447)]

Combinations[edit]

  • Megalania prisca Owen, 1859: 43, pl. 7 (figs 1A, 2A,3A, 4A), pl. 8 (figs 1A, 2A, 3A, 4A) [original combination]
  • Varanus priscusLydekker, 1888: 284 [name combination]

Synonyms[edit]

  • Notiosaurus dentatus Owen, 1884: 249, pl. 12 (figs 1–9)
  • Varanus dirus de Vis, 1889: 98
  • Varanus warburtonensis Zietz, 1899: 210

References[edit]

Primary references[edit]

Vernacular names[edit]

English: Megalania, Devil Dragon
magyar: Megalánia