mikelcho wrote:as well as Varan (who's another dinosaur, btw, not a lizard).
Varan is actually a lizard, hence the name Varan which is derived from the genus Varanus which encompasses monitor lizards like the Perentie or Komodo Dragon. Also, in Varan (1958) the characters propose that he is a Varanopode, which is a fictional prehistoric species of Giant Lizard.
So in short, he’s a lizard. Gorosaurus is a dinosaur, Baragon is a dinosaur, Godzilla is a dinosaur, Titanosaurus is a dinosaur, Anguirus is a dinosaur, but not Varan.