Megalania

noun Mega·la·nia \ -ˈlānēə \

Definition of Megalania

:a genus of extinct lizards related to but larger than the modern monitors and known from remains found in the Pleistocene of Queensland and the Asiatic Pliocene

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Origin and Etymology of megalania

New Latin, from mega- + -lania (from Greek ēlainein to wander about + New Latin -ia); from the terrestrial nature of such lizards


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