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Re: Dominant Mesozoic varanids (Estesia)?
Thomas R. Holtz, Jr. wrote:
>Estesia is also a goodly-sized animal, but it is a non-varanid varanoid
>rather than a varanid sensu stricto.
So... does anyone actually know what size it was or what size range it was
in? IE was it in fact the same size as or bigger than an Ora? And just
what is the verdict on whether or not it actually was poisionous, if there
is one at this point? From the description I get that it was kind of an
Ora-slash-Gila Monster type of a lizard? Any ideas on what its role might
have been ecologically?
Seth A. Ellestad.