Glass Dome displaying Flying Dragon (Draco volans)

65,00

Dome size 19x9cm

Foot consists out of wood smooth without edges.

Description

Glass Dome displaying Flying Dragon (Draco volans)

Draco volans, the common flying dragon, is a species of lizard endemic to Southeast Asia. Like other members of genus Draco, this species has the ability to glide using winglike lateral extensions of skin called patagia.

This lizard grows up to 22 centimeters in length, including the tail. The body is tan in color with dark flecks. The patagium of the male is tan to bright orange with dark banding. The female’s patagium has irregular markings rather than banding.

This species is diurnal, and are “commonly seen running along branches, displaying, and gliding”. In addition, the species is exclusively arboreal.

This species feeds mainly on ants, and possibly other insects. A study was conducted in Eastern Mindanao, Philippines, that the found that species exclusively feeds on ants.