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re: Dominant Mesozoic varanids?

larrydunn@hotmail.com wrote:

>Were there any varanids in the Mesozoic comparable in size to Megalania
>prisca (or was that grand fellow a Meganesian fluke)?  If so, where have
>they been found and when did they live?  Is there any evidence to
>indicate that, in certain special environments (islands), lizards may
>have been the top predators as they were in Pleistocene "Australia,"
>despite the presence of dinosaurs (I'm talking post-Triassic, of



Check out this URL:


Scroll down to the "Lower Vertebrates" section of the lists.
_Palaeosaniwa canadensis_ was a whopper.
p.s.  I should be sending Jeff a new http version of this soon.