Komodo draigon

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Komodo draigon
Temporal range:
Pliocene - Holocene,[1] 3.8–0Ma
Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) 3.jpg
Scienteefic clessification e
Kinrick: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Cless: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Faimily: Varanidae
Genus: Varanus
Subgenus: Varanus
Species: V. komodoensis
Binomial name
Varanus komodoensis
Ouwens, 1912[3]
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Komodo draigon distribution

The Komodo draigon[4] (Varanus komodoensis), an aa kent as the Komodo monitor, is a lairge species o lizard foond in the Indonesie islands o Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, an Padar.[5] A member o the monitor lizard faimily Varanidae, it is the lairgest livin species o lizard, growin tae a maximum lenth o 3 metres (10 ft) in rare cases an wechin up tae approximately 70 kilograms (150 lb).[5]

References[eedit | eedit soorce]

  1. Hocknull SA, Piper PJ, van den Bergh GD, Due RA, Morwood MJ, Kurniawan I (2009). "Dragon's Paradise Lost: Palaeobiogeography, Evolution and Extinction of the Largest-Ever Terrestrial Lizards (Varanidae)". PLoS ONE. 4 (9): e7241. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0007241. PMC 2748693Freely accessible. PMID 19789642. 
  2. World Conservation Monitoring Centre (1996). "Varanus komodoensis". IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. IUCN. 1996: e.T22884A9396736. doi:10.2305/IUCN.UK.1996.RLTS.T22884A9396736.en. Retrieved 27 August 2016. 
  3. Ouwens, P.A. (1912). "On a large Varanus species from the island of Komodo". Bull. Jard. Bot. Buit. 2 (6): 1–3. 
  4. "Varanus komodoensis". Integrated Taxonomic Information System. Retrieved 19 Juin 2007. 
  5. 5.0 5.1 Ciofi, Claudio (2004). Varanus komodoensis. Varanoid Lizards of the World. Bloomington & Indianapolis: Indiana University Press. pp. 197–204. ISBN 0-253-34366-6.