Flying Dragon – Draco Volans
May 13, 2012 Aron 26644No commentsFlying+Dragon+%E2%80%93+Draco+Volans2012-05-13+16%3A31%3A14Aronhttp%3A%2F%2Fhelablog.com%2F%3Fp%3D26644
Redditor, Biophilia_curiosus posted a few photos that he took in Indonesia. They show an amazing species of gliding lizard which basically looks like a miniature dragon. Fans of the film Avatar will no doubt be reminded of the flying Toruks… only slightly smaller.
‘Draco volans’ 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 meters (25 feet)… however, like all modern reptiles, it lacks the ability to sustain powered flight, and is capable only of gliding.
The photos were taken in Buton, Indonesia, in the Lambusango Forest reserve.
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