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Title: General guide to the exhibition halls of the American Museum of Natural History
Year: 1911 (1910s)
Authors: American Museum of Natural History Sherwood, George Herbert, 1876-1937 Lucas, Frederic A. (Frederic Augustus), 1852-1929 Miner, Roy Waldo, 1875-1955
Subjects: American Museum of Natural History Natural history museums
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : American Museum of Natural History
Contributing Library: American Museum of Natural History Library
Digitizing Sponsor: IMLS / LSTA / METRO


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ted except fora convict village of Malays. Dragon lizardsquickly secrete themselves on the approachof man. They apparently use vision alone indetecting their enemies, as they fail to reactto sounds, and, in fact, appear to be deaf. The species is diurnal and hides away atnight in large dens which it digs under theroots of trees or under rocks in the open. I aranus komodoensis is a large monitorlizard of the family Yaranidae. It is closelyrelated to certain monitor lizards of Aus-tralia, particularly to giant forms knownonly as fossils from the Pleistocene of thatcontinent. These fossil species seem to havereached fifteen or more feet in length. Vara-mis komodoensis does not exceed ten feet,but large specimens may weigh over twohundred fifty pounds. It is therefore verymuch heavier than any other living lizard. The specimens and materials for thedragon lizard exhibit were secured by an ex-pedition of the American Museum under the THE DRAGON LIZARD OF KOMODO ISLAND (Varamis komodoensis)

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