Tropical Rainforest Animals
Flying Dragon
Flying Dragon
Class: Reptilia: Reptiles Diet: Ants, termites
Order: Squamata: Lizards and Snakes
Size: body: 19 - 22 cm (7 1/2 - 8 1/2 in)
Family: Agamidae: Agamid Lizards Conservation Status: Non-threatened
Scientific Name: Draco volans Habitat: rainforest, rubber plantations
Range: Philippines to Malaysia and Indonesia

Size of Flying DragonAn 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.

Range of Flying Dragon


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