The Komodo dragon, which is up to 10 feet long and weighs over 300 pounds, is the heaviest lizard on the planet. They have a round nose, scaly skin, bent legs, and a long, flat head with a huge, muscular tail.
What kind of reptile is the Komodo dragon?
The Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), also known as the Komodo monitor, is a member of the monitor lizard family that is endemic to Indonesia's Komodo, Linka, Flores, and Gilimotan islands.
Is the Komodo dragon a mammal or a reptile?
The living lizard giant Komodo dragon inhabits Komodo, a small island in Indonesia. Monitors eat different types of animals, including eggs, mice, frogs, and rotten meat.
Are dragons reptiles?
Hello; In modern times, yes, dragons are classified as part of a family of reptiles because of their scaly skin, cold-blooded and air-breathing creatures that laid eggs containing their offspring. In the olden days, the word reptile was not coined until further science progressed, so dragons were always called snakes.
Can Komodo dragons kill humans?
Adult Komodo dragons eat small members of their own species, and sometimes other adults. But they can run fast enough to attack and kill humans. (Between 2000 and 2014, the number of attacks on humans by both wild and captive Komodo dragons has been reported.)