Varanidae

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  • The Snake - Original Writing

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    Once there was a snake. The snake was eaten by a giant lizard called a komodo dragon. His name was George but he though that name was dumb. So he spent a few days thinking of a new name. Then he settled for the name Komodo. Then he saw something that looked like another snake. The snake was moving behind him and was as long as he was. So he chased it but the snake kept following him. He chased it for 2 days before he remembered it was his tail. He bit it was how he remembered. Then he found a kangaroo

  • Evolution Of The Komodo Dragon

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    came from, body features, and it’s ancestors. The Komodo dragon also known as the Komodo Monitor, is a large species of lizards found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang, and Padar. A member of the monitor lizard family Varanidae, it is the largest living species of lizard, growing to a maximum length of 10 ft in rare cases and weighing up to approximately 150 lb. Even though this creature sounds like a beast its bite is actually weaker than a house cat! This is not a problem

  • Komodo Dragon Homeostasis

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    Diapsida (known to exist around 300 million years ago) which is branched into two infraclasses: Archosauria and Lepidosauria. Fossil records show that around 100 million years ago, during the Cretaceous period, a species related to the present-day Varanidae appeared and reached Australia by about 15 million years ago. From this species descended another lineage which differentiated into V. komodoensis about 4 million years ago. The Komodo dragon is the world's largest extant lizard at an average length

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