The PEDIGREE of
Genus Varanus (Monitor Lizards)

     (highly intelligent)

 "Child(ren)":       Komodo Dragon   ;   Asian water monitor   ;   goannas   ;   rock monitor   ;   etc.   ;   70+ species altogether
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/-- Class Sarcopterygii   +====> [ 69]
/-- Clade of Rhipidistia
/-- Subclass Tetrapodamorpha
/-- Infraphylum Tetrapoda
/-- Microphylum Amniota (Mammals, Reptiles, etc.)
/-- Class Sauropsida
/-- Clade Romeriida
/-- Subclass Diapsida
/-- Infraclass Lepidosauromorpha
/-- Superorder Lepidosauria
/-- Order Squamata (scaled reptiles)
/-- Hypoorder Toxicofera
/   | OR: prob. not Suborder Scleroglossa   +====> [ 80]
/-- Infraorder Anguimorpha
/-- Superfamily Varanoidea
/-- Family Varanidae (Monitors, etc.)
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- Genus Varanus (Monitor Lizards)
 

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