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Pachyvaranidae

Reptilia - Squamata - Pachyvaranidae

Taxonomy
Pachyvaranidae was named by Kuhn (1961).

It was assigned to Varanoidea by Kuhn (1966) and Houssaye et al. (2011).

Synonymy list
YearName and author
1961Pachyvaranidae Kuhn
1966Pachyvaranidae Kuhn p. 58
2011Pachyvaranidae Houssaye et al.

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RankNameAuthor
kingdomAnimalia()
Triploblastica
Nephrozoa
Deuterostomia
phylumChordataHaeckel 1847
subphylumVertebrata
superclassGnathostomata
Osteichthyes()
Sarcopterygii
subclassDipnotetrapodomorpha(Nelson 2006)
subclassTetrapodomorpha()
Tetrapoda()
Reptiliomorpha
Anthracosauria
Batrachosauria()
Cotylosauria()
Amniota
Sauropsida
RankNameAuthor
classReptilia
subclassEureptilia()
Romeriida
Diapsida()
Eosuchia()
Neodiapsida
SauriaGauthier 1984
Lepidosauromorpha(Benton 1983)
superorderLepidosauria()
orderSquamata
Episquamata
ToxicoferaVidal and Hedges 2005
suborderAnguimorphaFürbringer 1900
Anguiformes
infraorderPlatynotaBaur 1890
superfamilyVaranoideaGray 1827
familyPachyvaranidaeKuhn 1961
familyPachyvaranidaeKuhn 1961

If no rank is listed, the taxon is considered an unranked clade in modern classifications. Ranks may be repeated or presented in the wrong order because authors working on different parts of the classification may disagree about how to rank taxa.

Diagnosis
ReferenceDiagnosis
A. Houssaye et al. 2011All varanoids closer to Pachyvaranus than to Varanus and any other varanoid