Flying Draco Lizard
Also called the flying dragon, this is a species of lizard in the Agamidae family. Living in Southeast Asia they have an incredible ability to glide or “fly” using winglike flaps that join their forelimbs with they body. Strictly they are arboreal. Males extend a dewlap to communicate.
- Up to 22cm
- Typically ants and termites
- Gliding speed of up to 7.6 metres per second
- Rainforest including along forest edges
- Spread their wings to glide up to 30 feet from tree to tree to avoid predators