Draco volans, commonly known as the flying dragon, is a species of lizard endemic to Southeast Asia. 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. It feeds on arboreal ants and termites. During the breeding season an adult female will venture down to the forest floor and lay 1-5 eggs, which it buries in the soil.
The flying dragon can reach a total length of up to 23 centimetres (9.1 in).
Species: Draco volan
Frame: 8” x 12” with Glass
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|Dimensions||33 × 24 × 4.5 cm|