Draco Volans The Tiny Dragon Discovered In Indonesia

You'll want to see these amazing "DRACO VOLANS: THE TINY DRAGON DISCOVERED IN INDONESIA". These tiny Draco Volans make us believe that larger dragons can exist.

As it turns out, dragons do exist, technically these little creature aren't dragons, but rather, flying lizards. They are known as Draco Volans, and over the course of thousands of years they have developed an amazing way to evade predators, and that is through flight. It is a member of the genus of gliding lizards Draco. It can spread out folds of skin attached to its movable ribs to form wings that it uses to glide from tree to tree over distances upwards of 26 feet. However, like all modern reptiles it does lack the ability to sustain powered flight, and is capable only of gliding. The lizards wings are brightly coloured with orange, red and blue spots and stripes, and they provide camouflage when folded. The flying dragon can reach a total length of up to nine inches and feeds on arboreal ants and termites. The flying dragon does not give live birth. During the breeding season an adult female will go down to the forest floor and lay between one and five eggs, which it then buries in the soil. The number of eggs usually depends on how good that particular lizard's habitat and surroundings are. A flying dragon's eggs can take anywhere from one to two weeks to hatch. A flying dragons birth weight varies depending on how good the conditions were while laying the eggs and other factors. The female flying dragon will only guard her nest for a couple of days before abandoning it. She does not return very often to care for her young. The flying dragon's life span is not known.

The Flying Dragons are brown with bluish coloration on the undersides of their wings and a yellow colored dewlap. Females may have bluish dewlaps and yellow colorings on the undersides of their wings. Their heads are blunted and fairly short and each leg has five clawed toes. Flying Dragons have low, long bodies. They have flaps of skin along their ribs, which can be extended into wings by the lizard elongating its ribs. They have a dewlap which can also be extended. Generally, Flying Dragons grow to a little less than 12 inches in length. Although females are usually larger than males, their dewlaps are a bit smaller. The Draco volans are found from the Philippines to Malaysia and Indonesia. The many species of flying dragons are native to the southwest tropical forests of Asia and India, including Borneo and the Philippine Islands.

In order for the Draco Volan to move from one place to another the Flying Dragon will spread its skin flaps along their abdomens and glide out of trees or from other high areas. They never glide when it is raining or when it is windy. When the Flying Dragon is about to take off, it will point its head toward the ground.

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