Recently Discovered in New Guinea:  Turquoise Monitor Lizard
Sporting a “mesmerizing pattern of turquoise and blue,” the monitor  lizard Varanus macraei was discovered on the island of Batanta, off the  Peninsula of Papua, in 2001. Reaching  up to 3.3 feet (a meter)  long, the species “is one of the most  spectacular reptile discoveries  anywhere,” according to WWF.
(via: National Geo)   (photo: Lutz Obelgonner)

Recently Discovered in New Guinea:  Turquoise Monitor Lizard

Sporting a “mesmerizing pattern of turquoise and blue,” the monitor lizard Varanus macraei was discovered on the island of Batanta, off the Peninsula of Papua, in 2001. Reaching up to 3.3 feet (a meter) long, the species “is one of the most spectacular reptile discoveries anywhere,” according to WWF.

(via: National Geo)   (photo: Lutz Obelgonner)

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