Status : Vulnerable
Facts: This lizard is also called the common flying dragon.
It can glide significant distances, travelling up to 5m for
every metre of height lost, thus the name flying draco. The
flying dragon has 6 to 7 pairs of ribs which are much longer
than others. The skin between the ribs forms a large membrane
called the patagium. This membrane can be folded just like a
fan. When the lizard glides, it spreads out its ribs foward,
forming a gliding surface. Males can be seen flashing a flap
of yellow skin under its throat to attract females during breeding
season. Females lay 2 - 3 eggs buried in the soil.
Ants and small insects
Arboreal, moving up tree trunks
Forest habitats, sometimes in gardens and park.