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emerald tree monitor (Varanus prasinus)
Subject: emerald tree monitor (Varanus prasinus)
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Lizards Alive - Fernbank Museum - Atlanta - Flickr - hyku (18).jpg
Resolution: 2192x1462 File Size: 1030799 Bytes Date: 2007:07:31 14:44:55 Camera: NIKON D80 (NIKON CORPORATION) F number: f/2.8 Exposure: 10/3200 sec Focal Length: 550/10 Upload Date: 2017:08:26 21:13:28

emerald tree monitor (Varanus prasinus)

Lizards Alive - Fernbank Museum - Atlanta (Varanus prasinus)
Date 31 July 2007, 14:44
Source Lizards Alive - Fernbank Museum - Atlanta
Author Josh Hallett from Winter Haven, FL, USA

The emerald tree monitor or green tree monitor (Varanus prasinus) is a small to medium-sized arboreal monitor lizard. Varanus prasinus is known for its unusual coloration, which consists of shades from green to turquoise, topped with dark, transverse dorsal banding. This coloration helps camouflage it in its arboreal habitat. Its colour also makes the emerald tree monitor highly exploited to the pet trade and kept in zoos alike.

Scientific Name: Varanus prasinus (Schlegel, 1839)
Common Names: Emerald Monitor, Emerald Tree Monitor, Green Tree Monitor
Synonyms: Monitor prasinus Schlegel, 1839

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