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Komodo dragon from the side Sideview of a Komodo Dragon in Indonesia. Asia,Indonesia,Komodo Dragon,Komodo dragon,Rinca,Varanus komodoensis Click/tap to enlarge

Komodo dragon from the side

Sideview of a Komodo Dragon in Indonesia.

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The Komodo dragon , also known as the Komodo monitor, is a large species of lizard found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar. A member of the monitor lizard family , it is the largest living species of lizard, growing to a maximum length of 3 metres in rare cases and weighing up to approximately 70 kilograms .

Their unusually large size has been attributed to island gigantism, since no other carnivorous animals fill the niche on the islands where.. more

Similar species: Scaled Reptiles
Species identified by Bas van Gestel
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By Bas van Gestel

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Uploaded Apr 18, 2011. Captured Sep 25, 2005 02:34.
  • Canon EOS 350D DIGITAL
  • f/5
  • 1/160s
  • ISO100
  • 112mm