Description The Emerald Tree Monitor is a small to medium sized arboreal monitor lizard. The body colour is many shades of green to turquoise, with darker bands across the body. The tail is prehensile tail to help it live in trees. It uses its long forked tongue to sense its surroundings.
Other Names Green Tree Monitor
Size up to 75cm
Habitat rainforest, palm forest, mangroves
Food It is the only known monitor lizard species to be omnivorous. It feeds on berries, fruit, insects, frogs, lizards and other small animals
Breeding lays up to 5 eggs. The young hatch after 5 - 6 months
Range The Emerald Tree Monitor is from New Guinea, and also found on a few islands in the Torres Strait.