Monitor lizards also known as bayawak or goannas, genus Varanus, are members of the family Varanidae. They have a distinctive upper set of teeth to intimidate their predators when in danger. Varanus is a group of largely carnivorous lizards which includes the largest living lizard, the Komodo dragon, and the crocodile monitor. The closest living relatives are the anguid and helodermatid lizards.
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Komodo Dragon Varanus komodoensis is the largest living species of lizard, growing to an average length of 2-3 metres (approximately 6.5-10 feet).
Green Tree Monitor Varanus prasinus
Lace Monitor Varanus varius
Mangrove Monitor Varanus indicus
Indian Monitor (Water Monitor) Varanus salvator
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