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Komodo Dragon
       
     
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komodo dragon
       
 
Common Name Komodo Dragon
Scientific Name Varanus komodoensis
Range Komodo & other islands, Central Indonesia
Status Endangered
Comments Largest and most aggressive lizard species at approximately 6.5' - 10' in length with an approximate weight of 150 lbs. It's saliva contains highly septic bacteria. Due to it's threatened status in the wild Indonesia's Komodo National Park was founded in 1980 to aid in it's protection.

Equipment Used
( Camera, Lens, Flash, etc.)

Nikon D2X, Nikkor 12-24mm f/4, Nikon SB-800 Speedlight,
Quantum Turbo 2X2, SanDisk or Lexar Compact Flash cards
Classification Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum: Chordata
Class: Reptilia
Order: Squamata
Suborder: Scleroglossa
Family: Varanidae
Genus: Varanus
Species: V. komodoensis

last update 5/26/08
 
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