Flying Dragon Lizard


Also known as flying dragons and flying lizards, lizards of the Draco genus (within the agamid family) are known for their ability to glide through the air of South and Southeast Asia. They accomplish this by using a membrane that extends from their ribcage to catch air pockets. They then flatten their hind limbs and use a small set of neck flaps to serve as a sort of rotor, stabilizing them during their flight. This is by no means the ability to fly, it's merely the ability to glide, as they have been seen traveling distances of 60 meters between trees, with a minimal loss in altitude.