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meaning: "Varan lizard"
Named By: F. broili in 1904
Time Period: Early Permian, 280 Ma
Location: USA, Texas - Arroyo Formation
Size: Skull about 14 centimetres long, total body length somewhere between 1 and 1.5 meters
Diet: Carnivore
Fossil(s): Partial remains including the skull
Classification: | Chordata | Synapsida | Pelycosauria | Varanopidae | Varanodontinae |
Also known as: | Poecilospondylus francisi | Varanosaurus wichitaensis |

Varanosaurus ('monitor lizard') is an extinct genus of early pelycosaur synapsid that lived during the Kungurian.

Read more about Varanosaurus at Wikipedia
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