Varanops was a large pelycosaur, around the size of the modern monitor lizards. It was about 1.2 m (3.9 ft) long, and had large limbs and sharp, backward-curving teeth.
It was one of many agile, voracious predators among pelycosaurs. Even though it was large for its time, Varanops was very small compared to the dinosaurs.
The Varanops made an appearance in "Mankind Rising" as the predator protorosaurus.