Green Tree Monitor Varanus prasinus

Green Tree Monitor Lizard
Green Tree Monitor Lizards
The pretty Green Tree Monitor, also called the Emerald Tree Monitor, is a medium-sized, fast, arboreal lizard native to Papua New Guinea and Indonesia.
Emerald Tree Monitor
Green Tree Monitor
Green Tree Monitor
Its habitat is rainforest. Its attractive background colour can vary from lime green to turquoise with black bars, useful for camouflage in the leaves but unfortunate in making it sought after in the pet trade.
Green Tree Monitor
Green Tree Monitor
Green Tree Monitor
Monitor lizards and Tegus have forked tongues like snakes to "taste" their environment.
Green Tree Monitor
Green Tree Monitor
Green Tree Monitor
Unusually for monitor lizards, the Green Tree Monitor has a prehensile tail to help in its arboreal habitat.