The Blue Tree Monitor, also called the Blue-spotted Tree
Monitor, is an arboreal lizard native only to a limited area of to
Batanta Island, Indonesia. Its habitat is rainforest.
It was previously thought to be a subspecies of the Green Tree Monitor but given its own species in 2001.
It can grow just over a metre in length.
Unusually for monitor lizards, tree monitors have a
prehensile tail to help in their arboreal habitat.