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Emerald Tree Monitor

Emerald Tree Monitor

Reptiles / Varanus prasinus
Length 30-39"
Conservation Status
Not Evaluated

With scales fading from pale turquoise to sea foam, these arboreal lizards are both beautiful and agile, with curling claws that help them to scramble up (or down) tree limbs with ease. This species is found in humid palm stands and rainforests on New Guinea and surrounding islands, where it dines on frogs, geckos, small mammals and birds.

New Guinea and surrounding islands
frogs, geckos, small mammals and birds
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