Tiny Flying Dragon

An insanely cool species of gliding lizard looks like a miniature dragon.

Tiny Flying Dragon

A Reddit.com user by the name of Biophilia_curiosus posted a few photos that he took in Indonesia. They show an amazing species of gliding lizard which basically looks like a miniature dragon. Fans of the film Avatar will be reminded of the flying Toruks...

Biophilia_curiosus wrote: "The crazy part is that those lines you see running through the wings like veins are actually its ribs! Evolution did a number on these guys. They can expand and contract their chests at will to glide great distances. We were only able to catch females as they were laying their eggs. All we could do is watch as the males soared overhead." The photos were taken in Buton, Indonesia, in the Lambusango Forest reserve.

photo© Reddit user Biophilia_curiosus

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By George
2012-02-07 08:07:31

Dragons?? strange!

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