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Mussau Island Blue Tailed Monitor

Mussau island blue tailed monitor is a species of monitor lizard occurring only in the island of Mussau in Papua New Guinea.

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

    Color Black upper surface with single and groups of scattered yellow or orange scales; throat region marbled in black and cream-white
    Distribution Mussau Island in Papua New Guinea
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)

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    Published on February 18th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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