Of the currently existing in the world's largest lizard is the Komodo (komodossky) lizard, also known as the giant Indonesian lizard.
Both the name of the animal is closely linked with the area of its habitat in the wild.
Where dragons inhabit komodosskie
Huge lizard, which has been dubbedkomodosskimi dragons are common to a number of Indonesian islands. Most of their lives on Komodo - island, which is mentioned in the title of giant reptiles. There lizards population is about 1,700 individuals. According to scientists, about 1300 animals live on the island of Rinca. On the territory of the Indonesian island of Flores recorded around 2,000 giant lizards. A small amount (about hundreds of huge lizards) live on the island of Gili Motang.
According to the researchers, based on thethe results of many years of research, the birthplace komodosskih lizards is probably Australia. In all likelihood this is where about 900 thousand years ago could have been formed this kind, and only then the lizards started to move to the nearby islands.
Giant lizards are active mainly in the daytime, but the scientists were able to fix them, and night activity.
Komodosskie dragons prefer to live in dry,well heated sun places. They are also widespread in the territory of savannah and tropical dry forests. From May to October, while the cost of heat, lizards try not to stray too far from the river, occasionally going out to the coast to look for carrion. Pets love to swim and are able to travel long distances, doplyvaya even to the neighboring islands.
What are they - the world's largest lizards
Weight adult can reach 70kilograms - if the animals live in their natural environment. Scientists were able to fix the monitor lizard, the body length is 3.13 meters. This reptile weighed more than 160 kilograms in view of undigested food. Among the reptiles that live in captivity, there are also instances that reach even larger.
Colour dark brown in adult animals,body surface there are small spots and flecks of yellowish shades. Young lizards coloration brighter and on the back you can often see a reddish-yellowish spots, arranged in rows. Strong muscular tail lizards is about half of the total body length. Animals use the tail as a support when they want to get food, which is located on a hill.
Komodosskie lizards tend to prefer to live individually. In the non-permanent group of animals can only be combined for a period of feeding, as well as during the breeding season.
The diet of giant lizards quite diverse -lizards eat and vertebrate and invertebrate animals, eat Orthoptera insects and crabs, fish and sea turtles, and snakes and lizards. Lizards can catch birds and mice, and even deer and wild boars. There are cases where lizards prey became wild dogs, goats, buffaloes and horses.