Differences Between The Komodo Dragon And The Monitor Lizard

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Have you ever wondered if there is a difference between a komodo and a lizard? Or do you think they are the same? Whatever your question may be, you've found the right article explaining the differences between the two beasts.


Due to their strong and sensitive eyesight, lizards can see far and see their prey and enemies from afar. The high metabolic rate of lizards distinguishes them from other lizard species. Therefore, they must be fed more often than other animals. Although this species is referred to as a lizard, it is still closely related to snakes despite its nickname.

These lizards communicate mainly through their body language and posture. Their hisses and sneezes can be heard from time to time. A female lizard can lay up to 37 eggs in her lifetime. To keep predators away, they bury their eggs in hollow tree stumps and cover them with soil. Asexual reproduction occurs naturally in some species of lizards.

This species has taken over the reptile pet market, the most popular of which are the savanna monitor lizard and the ackies monitor lizard. Both of these lizards are low maintenance because they are quiet, small and easy to care for.


Green, grey, orange, and blue dragons are just a few of the colors you'll find in this creature. They are characterized by long hooves and large muscular chickens. They have healthy skin that is supported by bony plates known as osteoderms.

Species visibility is good up to 300 meters. The top speed of 21 km/h over the Komodo dragon is equally impressive. However, they prefer to hunt and wait patiently for their prey to pass.

Komodo has a special hunting technique. When the victim is knocked out, he cuts himself with his sharp fangs and tusks. Blood poisoning will kill the victim within 24 hours, even if they manage to escape the dragon claw.

Mating season is the only time Komodo dragons gather as a group. Between May and August, the female lays 30 eggs, which hatch in September. During this time, a newborn dragon is born, measuring about 12 inches in length. Asexual reproduction is possible in females. Both sexual and asexual reproduction are possible in the Komodo dragon population.

Now that we know the above facts about Komodo dragons and monitor lizards, let's dive into the differences between these two adorable animals.

(1). The lizard is known as Varanus while Varanus Komodoensis is the scientific name of the Komodo dragon.

(2). Adult lizards can be between 7.9 inches or more than 10 feet, while male komodo dragons are usually between 8 and 9 feet long, while females can grow up to 6 feet.

(3). 360 pound lizard monitors are not uncommon. However, Komodo dragons can weigh up to 200 pounds on average.

(4). Observe lizard habitats in a variety of environments, while tropical dry savanna forests and autumn forests are the habitat of the Komodo dragon.

(5). The main predators of monitor lizards include giant wild cats, snakes and even humans, while humans are the only predators of the Komodo dragon.

(6). Insects, spiders, small animals, birds, amphibians, and fish make up most of the diet of lizards. Like the Komodo dragon, its diet includes deer, carrion, pigs, and buffalo.

(7) There are 79 different species of lizards in the world and Australia is home to 25 of them, while the wild population of Komodo dragons is estimated to be around 6000.

(8). Lizard species have an average lifespan of 8 to 30 years. However, Komodo dragons have an average life expectancy of 30 years.

It is almost impossible to distinguish between komodo dragons and lizards because the lizard family includes komodo dragons. However, compared to Komodo dragons, lizards are smaller. They are the largest member of the lizard family.

Size, distribution and characteristics differ between the two. Because of their very large size, Komodo dragons cannot climb trees like lizards. There are only five places where Komodo dragons can be found: Komodo, Rinka, GiliMotang, GiliDassami and Flores, Indonesia. Lizards, on the other hand, are native to Asia, Africa and the Australian continent.

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