The Komodo Dragon is the world’s largest lizard, growing to an average length of 2 to 3 meters. It is found almost entirely on the Indonesian islands of Rinca, Flores and Komodo.
The world’s largest living lizard species, the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), is vulnerable to extinction and yet little is known about its natural history. New research by a team of palaeontologists and archaeologists from Australia, Malaysia and Indonesia, who studied fossil evidence from Australia, Timor, Flores, Java and India, shows that Komodo Dragons most likely evolved in Australia and dispersed westward to Indonesia.
Continue reading… “Rediscovering The Dragon’s Paradise Lost: Komodo Dragons Most Likely Evolved In Australia, Dispersed To Indonesia”