University of Bristol logo Fossil group banner, with title and coposite picture of fossils



Megalania was an 8 m long monitor lizard. It weighed maybe 4 times as much as its living relative, the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodensis) of Indonesia. It had long serrated sharp teeth, and hunted on the Pleistocene plains of Australia less than 2 million years ago, ambushing large marsupials.
















Author: Koen Stein
Last updated: 21/11/2005
Return to Fossil groups home page

Websites produced by students on the MSc Palaeobiology programme in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol for academic year 2005-6