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Varanus

varanus

(Science: zoology) A genus of very large lizards native of asia and Africa. It includes the monitors. See Monitor.

Origin: NL, fr. Ar. Waran, waral; cf. F. Varan, from the Arabic.


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Most venomous animal

Varanus komodoensis do not have any poison. it just make infection by the bacteria or other microorganism in the mouth. Actually that's been proven incorrect. Dr. Bryan Fry, an Australian toxicologist published a study last ...

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by Kimbits
Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:58 pm
 
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Topic: Most venomous animal
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Most venomous animal

Varanus komodoensis do not have any poison. it just make infection by the bacteria or other microorganism in the mouth.

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by baikuza
Sun Dec 24, 2006 1:18 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Most venomous animal
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Question on herbivorous lizard theory

... body size than carnivores, with omnivores intermediate between the two other dietary groups. Here is a pronounced exception. The Gray's Monitor (Varanus olivaceus) or Butaan has a slender neck, body, short height, long narrow pointed head. Indeed, it looks identical to it's other carnivorous ...

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by Brian - LCRC
Sat Dec 02, 2006 8:01 pm
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Question on herbivorous lizard theory
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Are monitors venomous?

i heard once that their saliva is poisonous We have a research to investigate Varanus' saliva (including komodo and monitors). We got many parasites and bacteria from their saliva, which could trigger infection when we are exposed to. It is due to their lifestyle, ...

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by Dr.Stein
Sat Oct 14, 2006 3:34 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Are monitors venomous?
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Endangered species in the world!!!

There are some, one of them is Komodo ( Varanus komodoensis ).

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by Dr.Stein
Wed Mar 01, 2006 2:45 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Endangered species in the world!!!
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