A heavily built monitor lizard which captures large prey such as pigs by ambush. Occurring only on Komodo and neighbouring Indonesian islands, it is the largest extant lizard.
- Varanus komodoensis, family Varanidae.
- A monitor lizard the size of a Komodo dragon saunters out of the jungle and slips into the sea.
- How did he get to the remote regions of the earth to collect exotic butterflies and Komodo dragons?
- Last week they decided to show an item about a veterinarian who practiced acupuncture on a Komodo dragon.
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