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Flying Lizard

Draco volans

Description:

Draco volans, commonly known as the flying dragon, is a species of lizard endemic to Southeast Asia. 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 8 metres (26 ft); however, like all modern reptiles, it lacks the ability to sustain powered flight, and is capable only of gliding. Its 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 23 centimetres

Habitat:

Tropical rain forest

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AlbertKang
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AlbertKang

Malaysia

Spotted on Aug 31, 2014
Submitted on Sep 7, 2014

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