Senin, 07 November 2011

Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis)

Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis)

Komodo Habitat
Komodo dragons are the largest land reptiles in the world. These animals include the endangered animals because these animals are endemic animals. Endemic mean, these animals live only in certain areas. Komodo dragons only live on an island called Komodo Island, Indonesia.

Komodo including carnivorous animals, this animal has a slightly elongated shape of the tongue and forked at the tip of the tongue like a snake. Research shows that the tip of the forked tongue of this serves to "taste" food. These animals usually make their nests underground.

The uniqueness of dragons
Komodo dragon's body is covered by hard scales scales dark gray in color to red brick in males and greenish in the female. Komodo males have larger body size compared to female dragons. Komodo has a long tongue that can be extended and branched yellow.
Komodo dragon saliva is usually mixed with blood, it is because the gear teeth are covered by gums torn participate at mealtime. These conditions make the Komodo dragon saliva contains many bacteria that is deadly. In addition it contains bacteria also contain a Komodo dragon saliva could to paralyze its prey.

One thing more interesting is the phenomenon of parthenogenesis in Komodo. Female Komodo dragons can bereprodusi in the absence of males. As in the movie Jurasic Park, dinosaurs were created by genetic engineering, all the dinosaurs are all the female sex, but apparently they can lay eggs and gave birth to a baby dinosaur.

Normal reproduction occurs between Komodo dragons dragons male and female, in the early phase of marriage, a female Komodo dragon has always struggled with teeth and claws, boy rape ya mean, he he. Dragons were males must be able to control females during mating occurs so that the males were injured. Komodo female can lay about 20 eggs, the eggs are then stored in the ground hole for incubation.

Although Komodo dragons have a large body in comparison with his foot, Komodo dragons can run up to 20 km / h to catch its prey, so when we visited the island of Komodo, we must be careful. Komodo dragons eat dead animals, or animals of prey, the Komodo dragon was able to detect carrion up to 9.5 km away, well not so great.

Including Komodo Ancient Animals
Many people say, dragons are close relatives of dinosaurs. It is seen from the discovery of fossils of a particular type of dinosaur that shows similarities to the Komodo dragon's body structure. It is estimated that the Komodo dragon is one of many "living fossils" and witness to history for the extinction of the dinosaurs. If this is true, most likely, the reproductive system of parthenogenesis is what causes the persistence of this species from extinction. Now, a population of very small dragons, and this species has been listed as one of the hundreds of animal species threatened with extinction.
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