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Blue Tree Monitor

Blue tree monitor is a monitor lizard occurring in the Indonesian island of Batanta. The lizard is diurnal and arboreal.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Lacertilia
    Infraorder Platynota
    Family Varanidae
    Genus Varanus
    Subgenus  (Euprepiosaurus)
    Scientific Name Varanus macraei


    Other Names Blue-spotted tree monitor
    Size Males: Around 107 cm
    Females: Around 97 cm
    Color Black with scattered blue scales; tip of the snout is light blue with white lower jaw; a marked blue scale row extends from the lower angle of the eye to the upper edge of the ear; throat is light with dark spots; possess around 22 to 23 symmetrical blue rings
    Distribution Batanta Island (Indonesia)
    Habitat Tropical forests
    Diet Stick insects, grasshoppers, crickets, katydids,  beetles, moths, smaller lizards, small eggs,  occasionally berry
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 3 to 6 eggs (in captivity)
    Average Lifespan 15 years or more

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    Published on February 14th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 1st September 2018.

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