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I'm advising a paleoartist who is working on a life restoration of
_Megalania_, and a question has come up.  In Auffenberg's (1981) book
about Komodo dragons, he noted that the gums are so thick that they
cover about 2/3 the length of the tooth crowns.  Does anybody out there
know how general this is in big varanids?  Anybody know of published
photos of these lizards with their mouths open, such that one can see
how much of the teeth are free of the gums?