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Draco volans

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Kingdom  Animalia
Order  Squamata
Family  Agamidae
Scientific name  Draco volans
Rank  species
Phylum  Chordata
Suborder  Iguania
Genus  Draco
Higher classification  Draco
Draco Volans on the grass
Similar  Draco, Reptile, Common Gliding lizard, Agamidae, Scaled reptiles

Draco volans, the common flying dragon, is a species of lizard endemic to Southeast Asia. Like other members of genus Draco, this species is known for its ability to glide using winglike lateral extensions of skin called patagia.

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Draco Volans on the wood

Philippine flying or gliding lizard draco volans up close


Description

Flying Draco Volans

This lizard grows up to 22 centimeters in length, including the tail. The body is tan in color with dark flecks. The patagium of the male is tan to bright orange with dark banding. The female's patagium has irregular markings rather than banding.

Habitat

The common flying dragon lives in open secondary forest and on forest edges.

Biology

This species feeds mainly on ants, and possibly other insects.

Draco Volans on the wood

The female common flying dragon digs a hole in the soil to serve as a nest, and lays eggs in it.

Range

This species can be found in Indonesia, Thailand, the Philippines, Vietnam, and Singapore.

Flying Draco Volans
Hands holding Draco Volans
Draco Volans
Draco Volans on the grass
Hands holding Draco Volans

References

Draco volans Wikipedia


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