||Diet: Ants, termites
Squamata: Lizards and Snakes
19 - 22 cm (7 1/2 - 8 1/2 in)
Philippines to Malaysia and Indonesia
arboreal lizard, the so-called flying dragon actually glides from tree
to tree on winglike skin flaps. At each side of its body, between front
and hind limbs, there is a large flap of skin, supported by extended movable
ribs. Usually these flaps are held folded at the sides of the body, but
they can be extended to carry the lizard in an almost horizontal glide
for many meters. The flying dragon feeds on insects, particularly ants.
To breed, the flying dragon descends to the ground and buries its 1 to
4 eggs in the soil.