Species Profile

Species Draco cornutus
Common Name Horned Flying Dragon
Family Agamidae
Order Squamata
Distribution Endemic to Borneo
Habitat Lowland rainforests of up to 700 m in elevation
Description  This vivid green, slender lizard with two small horn appendages on its head can measure up to 20 cm (tail length included). It has the ability to alternate its color from green to brown. The male has an extendable bright yellow skin flap on its neck known as the dewlap which is used as a visual indicator to other lizards and also as a courtship display.
Notes  Like other Draco species, this lizard has wing-like patagial membranes which are supported by movable thoracic ribs, that enable it to glide from tree to tree. It spends its entire life in the trees and feeds on arboreal ants.
Conservation Status  Data Deficient
References  
Inger, R.F. & Manthey, U. 2010. Draco cornutus. In: IUCN 2013. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2013.2. www.iucnredlist.org

The Reptile Database, Draco cornutus, accessed on 22 May 2014 at http://reptile-database.reptarium.cz/species?genus=Draco&species=cornutus
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Sarawak, Malaysia

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