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Megalania


 

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
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