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Female Komodo Dragons Life Span Is Shorter Than Males Due To Extreme 'Housework'
2012-10-18 10:58:01

An international team of researchers has found that female Komodo Dragons live half as long as males on average, seemingly due to their physically demanding 'housework' such as building huge nests and guarding eggs for up to six months.

Winners Of Controversial Natural Wonders Poll Announced
2011-11-13 05:36:01

The Amazon, Halong Bay, Iguazu Falls, Jeju Island, Komodo Island, Puerto Princesa Underground River, and Table Mountain have been named the new seven wonders of nature.

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2009-12-07 10:01:22

Singapore Zoo has productively bred the extremely-scarce Komodo dragon, officials announced Monday, adding that the rare baby was healthy and happy.

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2009-09-30 11:10:13

The world's largest living lizard species, the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), is vulnerable to extinction and yet little is known about its natural history.

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2009-05-25 06:10:00

The notorious Komodo dragon has sharp teeth and its venom kills within hours of a bite.

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2009-05-19 13:44:50

Australian researchers have discovered what makes the Komodo dragon’s bite so deadly for its prey.

2009-03-31 10:30:00

SiliconSystems SSDs Meet Growing OEM Customer Demand for Smaller, Scalable and More Rugged Solutions ALISO VIEJO, Calif., March 31 /PRNewswire/ -- SiliconSystems, Inc., a world leader in advanced storage technology, and VersaLogic Corp., a leading supplier of embedded computers, today announced that SiliconSystems' SiliconDrive Blade has been selected as the storage system for VersaLogic's new Komodo EPIC-sized, SUMIT-enabled single board computer (SBC).

2009-03-23 10:35:26

Thirty-two Komodo dragons have been born at a zoo in the Indonesian city of Surabaya, a zoo official said Monday. Surabaya Zoo spokesman Agus Pangkat said the Komodo dragon births all took place at the Indonesian tourist site during the past two weeks, The Jakarta Post said. The birth of the endangered

2008-09-05 00:00:12

By Kathy Marks THE KOMODO dragon, a giant carnivorous lizard that feasts on water buffalo and occasionally even attacks humans, is disappearing from its limited habitat, zoologists have warned.

2008-04-16 14:49:50

Komodo dragons may have a wimpy bite for their size, but somehow the giant lizards manage to take down prey as large as water buffalos. A new study reveals that a few dozen razor-sharp teeth combined with beefy neck muscles make up for the reptile's dainty chomp. "The Komodo has a featherweight, space-frame skull and bites like a wimp, but a combination of very clever engineering and wickedly sharp teeth allow it to do serious damage," said Stephen Wroe, a...


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2005-06-15 17:26:29

The Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the largest lizard in the world, growing to a length of about 10 feet (3 meters) and weighing between 175 to 310 lb (80 and 140 kg). It is a member of the monitor lizard family, Varanidae. Dragons have keen senses and are considered among the most intelligent living reptiles. They are carnivorous, hunting live prey with a stealthy approach followed by a sudden short charge (they can run briefly at speeds up to 20 km/h). They have a strong bite...

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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.