Varanus hoffmanni Roger 1898 (monitor lizard)

Reptilia - Squamata - Varanidae

"Varanus hofmanni" was described from the middle Miocene of Germany (MN6). As the study of this species has never been really undertaken, fossils from the French and Spanish Miocene were reported as "Varanus cf. hofmanni" (Rage & Auge, 1993)

Belongs to Varanus according to Roger 1898

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 komodoensis, Varanus mokrensis, Varanus niloticus, Varanus olivaceus, Varanus prasinus, Varanus prisca, Varanus rusingensis, Varanus salvadorii, Varanus salvator, Varanus tristis, Varanus varius, Iberovaranus catalaunicus

Ecology: scansorial carnivore

Distribution:

• Miocene of Hungary (1 collection), Spain (2)

Total: 3 collections each including a single occurrence

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