With a main body length approaching 1m, with an additional 1m-long tail, the lizard has dark skin covered by golden yellow spots and flecks.(Hat tip: Cronaca)
Its legs are mainly yellow, and its tail striped black and yellow.
In some pictures, the animal also looks to have green or blue scales.
The new species, which is called Varanus bitatawa, is thought to survive on a diet of fruit, making it one of just three species of fruit-eating monitor lizards in the world.
Thursday, April 08, 2010
New monitor lizard species discovered in the Philippines.