: 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

Word History


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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“Megalania.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Sep. 2023.

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