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Komodo Dragon

Komodo dragon is a species of large lizard found in many Indonesian islands. It is the world’s largest living lizard. The species is solitary barring the mating season.

    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Class Reptilia
    Order Squamata
    Family Varanidae
    Genus Varanus
    Scientific Name Varanus komodoensis

    Other Names Komodo monitor
    Size Up to 3 m (10 ft)
    Weight Up to around 70 kg (150 lbs)
    Color Grayish brown
    Distribution Indonesia
    Habitat Tropical savanna forests, open woodlands, scrubby hillsides
    Diet Carrion, deer, water buffalo, wild pigs
    Breeding Season May to August
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size Around 20 eggs
    Incubation Period 7 to 8 months
    Reproductive Age Around 8 to 9 years of age
    Average Lifespan Up to 30 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Vulnerable

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    Published on April 27th 2017 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 14th June 2019.

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