tasmanian dragon(Draco Semifascia)

Tasmanian Dragon
Genus: Draco
Species: semifascia




Coloration: Yellowish-brown with distinctive black stripes.
Range: Tasmanian coast

The Tasmanian Dragon (Draco semifascia) is tragically near extinction after the death of the last Tasmanian Emu, its main food source.

 Description. Edit

They are 3 to 4 feet high and 6 feet long. Colouration is yellow-brown with black stripes. When happy, it makes a warbling sound but is otherwise silent. It hunts small marsupials in the blue gum forests of Tasmania, gliding down on them using its vestigal wings. Its young are raised in a treetop lair, with the chicks being born live, unlike those of the Marsupial Dragon. Its pouch is on its back. They keep track of each other by noting the position of their stripy tails. It has 3 inch long teeth and can rip through skin very easily.