Komodo Dragon ❤️
December 10, 2015
Information about a Komodo Dragon
The Komodo dragon is the largest living lizard. The largest verified specimen reached a length of 10.3 feet (3.13 m) and weighed 366 pounds (166 kg). This may have included a substantial amount of undigested food. More typical weights for the largest wild dragons are about 154 pounds (70 kg). Although the Komodo can run briefly at speeds up to 13 mph (20 kph), its hunting strategy is based on stealth and power. They can spend hours in one spot, waiting for a deer, boar, goat, or anything sizable and nutritious.
Scientific Classification For an Komodo Dragon
- Scientific Name : Varanus Komodoenus
- Domain : Eukaryote
- Kingdom : Animal
- Phylum : Chordate
- Class : Reptile
- Order : Squamata
- Family : Varanidae
- Genus : Monitor Lizard
The Development Of a Komodo Dragon
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DISTRIBUTION AND HABITAT:
Komodo dragons are limited to a few volcanic Indonesian islands of the Lesser Sunda group including Komodo, the largest at 22 miles (35 km) long, Rintja, Padar, and Flores.
Komodo dragons are found in tropical savanna forests, but range widely over the islands, from beach to ridge tops. They escape the heat of the day and seek refuge at night in burrows that are barely big enough for them.