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the world's largest lizard species

Si cantik yay day On 07/03/12 | 23.42

Komodo, or more so-called Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis [1]), is the world's largest lizard species that live on the island of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Gili Dasami in Nusa Tenggara. [2] is the native Komodo Komodo island is also known by the name of the local ora. [3]
Including family members Varanidae lizard, and klad Toxicofera, dragons are the largest lizards in the world, with an average length of 2-3 m. Large size is associated with symptoms of island gigantism, the tendency for body meraksasanya certain animals that live on a small island linked to the absence of mammalian carnivore on the island where dragons live, and the metabolic rate of small dragons. [4] [5] Because of the body, these lizards occupy the position of a top predator that dominates the ecosystems in which they live. [6]
Komodo discovered by western researchers in 1910. Her body is great and terrible reputation that makes them popular in zoos. Dragons in the wild habitat has been shrinking due to human activity and therefore enter the dragons IUCN as a species vulnerable to extinction. This large lizard is now protected under Indonesian law and a national park, the Komodo National Park, established to protect them.
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