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Flying dragon (Draco volans)

Klarap or cleret gombel or cekibar or flying lizard or flying dragon or common flying dragon (Draco volans) is a lizard species in Agamidae, 22 cm long, rough skin, arborial and has a yellowish-brown or light brown screen with gray patches stretched like wings to glide through the air.

D. volans has a yellowish-green head with dull pale patches, upper body brown wood with gray patches. and the inner body is brown. Males have bright yellow triangular screens on their chins to lure females during the breeding season.

Dlium Flying dragon (Draco volans)

The wing-shaped sails on both sides of the body are thin skin supported by six ribs which can be stretched or folded. This screen serves to keep it from going down too fast when it is sliding from tree to tree.

Flying dragons look for open branches to prepare to glide. Then push the body forward, release the grip on the twig and stretch the screen. These lizards glide from tree to tree through the air to a distance of 60 meters.

These wings are only used if they feel threatened or chased by predators. They live in the interior of the rainforest, but are often also found in plantations or rice fields and even in settlements to eat small insects. Usually roam the coconut trees.

Male lizards will fight each other territorially and attract females during the breeding season. They will move their bodies up and down and open-close the screen on the chin. Married female lizards will look for cracks in the tree to lay eggs.



Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Iguania
Family: Agamidae
Genus: Draco
Species: D. volans

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