What Is The Scientific Name Of Komodo Dragon? (ANSWER)

What Is The Scientific Name Of Komodo Dragon? (ANSWER)

SCIENTIFIC NAME OF KOMODO DRAGON – In this topic, we are going to know and identify the scientific name of Komodo dragon.

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Also known as the Komodo monitor, it is a species of lizard in the monitor lizard family Varanidae. It can be found in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, and Gili Motang.

It is named by the locals of Komodo as orabuaya darat or biawak raksasa, which means “land crocodile” or “giant monitor”.

It is the largest extant species of lizard which grows to a maximum length of 3 metres or 10 feet. It hunts and ambush prey such as invertebrates, birds, and mammals.

It has a tail which as long as its body, serrated teeth, and a salive that is usually frequently blood-tinged due to having his teeteh being completely covered by gingival tissue which is naturally lacerated during feeding.


The binomial name of Komodo dragon is Varanus komodoensis.

Varanus is genus of large lizards in the lizard family Varanidae. It is is derived from the Arabic word waral or waran which is from a common Semitic root ouranwaran, or waral, which mean “dragon” or “lizard beast”.

The specific epithet komodoensis means “from Komodo” which is derived from the Indonesian island of Komodo and the Latihn suffix “-ensis”.


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