Blue-spotted tree monitor


The blue-spotted tree monitor (Varanus macraei ) or blue tree monitor, is a species of monitor lizard found on the island of Batanta in Indonesia. It is named after herpetologist Duncan R. MacRae, founder of the reptile park Rimba on Bali.

The blue-spotted tree monitor inhabits tropical forests that average 83–100 °F. In the dry season the humidity is around 65%, but it spikes to 100% in the wet season. This species is diurnal and arboreal thus it avoids predators by fleeing up a tree and keeping the trunk between itself and the intruder, as many anoles do.

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