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Black Tree Monitor Fact Sheet

  • Latin Name

    Varanus beccarii
  • Class

    Reptiles
  • Order

    Sauria
  • Range

    The black tree monitor is native to the Aru Islands of Indonesia.

  • Habitat

    The species inhabits rain forests and mangrove swamps.

  • Niche

    This carnivorous lizard is adapted to life in the trees. Its large tail aids balance, and large teeth help it catch prey such as insects, lizards and small mammals. They also feed on eggs and nestlings found in the treetops.

  • Life History

    After breeding, females lay 7-35 eggs, which hatch in 8-10 weeks.

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