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Komodo Dragon

Page history last edited by wikiuser0021 11 years, 7 months ago

 

                                       The Komodo Dragon is a vicious creature. If they wanted to they could rip off your arm. The Komodo Dragon is the largest and heaviest lizard today. In the year 1910 The first Komodo Dragons where found in the islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Montang, and Gili Dasami by Western scientsits. The Komodo Dragon's Class is Reptile, Genus Varamus, and Species V. Komodoensis. The Komodo Dragon is also known as the Komodo Monitor or the Komodo Island Monitor in scientific Speech, but it's not very common. The nativs in Komodo Island call the Komodo Dragon is called either ora or buaja darat("land crocodile") or Biawak raksasa ("giant monitor").                                                             

 

                                                          Description                                       

 

                             In the wild, a Komodo Dragon usally ways about 150 Ibs, although captive specimens often weight more. The largest Komodo seen is about 10.3 feet long, and 370 Ibs. People in Indonesia say they have seen Monster sized Komodo Dragon three times the size of a 300 Ibs one. The Komodo Dragon has a tail ia long as it's body, and about 60 frequently-replaced serrated teeth that can be measured up to one inch in length. It's saliva is frequently blood-tinged, because it's teeth is almost completely covered by gingival tissue. This creates an ideal culture for the virulent bacteria that live in the Month of the Komodo Dragon, it also has a long, yellow, forked tongue. It's Ectothermic, and it can live to about 50-60 human years.

  •  Kingdom: Animal
  • Phylum: Chordata
  • Class: Reptilia
  • Order: Squamata
  • Family: Varanidae
  • Genus: Varanus
  • Species: V. Komodoensis

 

 Where Found

  • Biome: Desiduous Forest

Countries: The islands of Indonesia

 

 

 

Food Chain

  • It's Captures the prey with its tounge, tail, claws, and its bacteria. first it comes in a stealthy aproach to the animal then bites it with his teeth, then spits deadly bacteria to kill it then it eats it.
  • The Komodo Dragon can last for about 12 meals a year

They are Carnivores

 

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Symbiotic Relationship

  • It has a Commensalisms relationship with the Bateria in it's mouth.
  • The Bacteria in its mouth helps the Komodo Dragon kill its prey

 

Forms of Communication

  • They can communicate by scent, site, and wrestling.

 

 

Behaviors

  • They like to be alone
  • They like to hunt
  • They are very protective of their Territorie

 

Sources

Websties

www.k12.hi.us/~kapunaha/student_projects/komodo/behavior.htm 

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Komodo_dragon

 

 

Books

 

Iguanas and other Lizards

Used pages 36-39

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Comments (5)

wikiuser0021 said

at 9:30 pm on Nov 14, 2008

Ahh...

wikiuser0019 said

at 6:38 pm on Nov 20, 2008

koolio

wikiuser0012 said

at 8:17 pm on Dec 3, 2008

nice job landry

MH(NOT NOT NOT mitchell)

wikiuser0046 said

at 9:14 pm on Dec 3, 2008

good job landry love the pics!!!

-emma

wikiuser0046 said

at 9:14 pm on Dec 3, 2008

good job landry love the pics!!!

-emma

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