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  • n  type and sole extant genus of the Varanidae

  • Science calls him varanus komodensis, identifying him as a big cousin of the African monitor lizard.
  • Beneath their showcase will be a placard explaining again that they were varanus komodensis, giant monitor lizards, descendants of Mesozoic dinosaurs, nocturnal, rapaciously .
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  • Former Animal Planet Television Host Pleads Guilty to Selling Endangered Wildlife
    LOS ANGELES - - Donald Schultz, 35, of Playa Vista, the former host of Animal Planet’s “Wild Recon” television show, pleaded guilty today in federal court to one count of violating the Endangered Species Act by offering to sell, and selling, two live desert monitor lizards ( Varanus griseus ) in interstate commerce.
    Nov. 20, 2013 - LawFuel

  • Alan Carpenter in Bloomberg
    Some of the issues that have arisen as a result of the Varanus and Montara incidents mean we need to revisit our regulatory system and make sure we have the strongest possible national, consistent approach, rather than allowing potential... Martin Ferguson BusinessWeek Jun 17, 2010 107196 140448 varanus While investigations continue into what caused the Varanus Island incident, we need to ensure we have security of supply into the future," state Premier Alan Carpenter told reporters on Varanus.

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