Varanus niloticus Linnaeus 1766 (Nile monitor)

Reptilia - Squamata - Varanidae

Alternative combination: Lacerta nilotica

Belongs to Varanus according to L. M. Clos 1995

Sister taxa: Varanus (Varaneades), Varanus acanthurus, Varanus albigularis, Varanus baritji, Varanus beccarii, Varanus bengalensis, Varanus bogerti, Varanus brevicauda, Varanus caudolineatus, Varanus doreanus, Varanus dumerili, Varanus eremius, Varanus exanthematicus, Varanus gilleni, Varanus griseus, Varanus hoffmanni, Varanus komodoensis, Varanus mokrensis, Varanus olivaceus, Varanus prasinus, Varanus prisca, Varanus rusingensis, Varanus salvadorii, Varanus salvator, Varanus tristis, Varanus varius, Iberovaranus catalaunicus

Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution:

• Quaternary of the Congo-Kinshasa (1 collection), Eritrea (2), Kenya (1), South Africa (1)

• Pliocene to Pleistocene of Uganda (1)

• Miocene to Pliocene of Chad (1)

Total: 7 collections each including a single occurrence

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