Not seeing a Scroll to Top Button? Go to our FAQ page for more info.
Home > Lizards > Blue Tailed Monitor

Blue Tailed Monitor

Blue tailed monitor is a species of lizard, belonging to the Varanidae family, occurring in New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago and Australia. There were two recognised subspecies of this species out of which one has been elevated to the status of species.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Family Varanidae
    Genus Varanus
    Subgenus Varanus (Euprepiosaurus)
    Scientific Name Varanus doreanus

    Other Names Blue-tailed tree monitor, Kalabeck’s monitor
    Size Up to135 cm
    Color Grayish-blue
    Distribution Island of New Guinea, Bismarck Archipelago, Australia
    Habitat Open forests, riverbanks, fallen trees
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Average Lifespan 10 to 15 years in captivity
    IUCN Conservation Status Not Evaluated

    Blue Tailed Monitor Pictures Gallery

    Published on February 10th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 1st September 2018.

    Leave a Reply

    Your email address will not be published.