Greatest Animal Of The Week: Draco Volans, Tiny Dragon

Greatest Animal Of The Week: Draco Volans, Tiny Dragon

You think you've seen some great animals, Chicagoans, but what do we really see around here?  A deer here, a deer there, occasionally a raccoon eating your garbage, but nothing really interesting.  If you lived in Indonesia, my friends, you would have the chance to see a species recently photographed - the Draco Volans, which means Flying Dragon.

This lizard is the size of a normal gecko, but has wings that look like a dragon's.  Technically, this tiny dragon cannot fly, but it is a type of gliding lizard, so it can coast through the air with ease.

Cool fact: the white lines running down the wings that look like veins are actually ribs!  I guess his tiny wings aren't as fragile as they look!

[via ScienceDump]

 

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