New Guinea, West Papua in Indonesia
Crocodile monitors are one of the longest lizards in the world, and can reach lengths of up to 8 feet! Their tails are exceptionally long, and account for up to two-thirds of this measurement. Some specimens have been claimed to exceed the length of even the Komodo Dragon- though the crocodile monitor is far less bulky.
Crocodile monitors have unique teeth compared to other monitor species. Their upper teeth are long and fang-like, and are used to hook fast-moving prey items, like birds, bats and rodents.