What if Dragons existed?

Oct 2018
1,209
Adelaide south Australia
#34
Don’t you have bearded dragons in Australia? They are also bred globally.
Yes, but they are quite small.

However, we do have goannas which are big and can run pretty fast . They have what looks like the same beast in Malaysia; I once saw one run up a coconut tree.,

A goanna is any of several Australian monitor lizards of the genus Varanus, as well as certain species from Southeast Asia.

Around 30 species of goanna are known, 25 of which are found in Australia. This varied group of carnivorous reptiles ranges greatly in size and fills several ecological niches.[1]

Goanna - Wikipedia

The eastern bearded dragon (Pogona barbata), also known as common bearded dragon or simply bearded lizard,[2] is an agamid lizard found in wooded parts of Australia.[3] It is one of a group of species known commonly as bearded dragons. Other common names for this species include Jew lizard[1] and frilly lizard, the latter being a confusion between this and another dragon, the frill-necked lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii). This species was originally described in 1829 by Georges Cuvier, who named it Amphibolurus barbatus.[4]

Adult males can grow to about 60 cm (24 in) from the snout to the tip of the tail, while females may reach 50 cm (20 in) in overall length.

Eastern bearded dragon - Wikipedia
 
Jul 2014
1,602
world
#39
what are differences between the Chinese dragon and western dragons ? Are Nagkanyas in India associated with dragons

What about dragons in Mongolian and Siberian mythology?
 
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Jun 2013
184
ca
#40
for chinese dragons see my article at: joseph uphoff | Independent Researcher - Academia.edu

as for differences, there are sevaral, among which are form and temperament. orientals are serpentine, while western are more dinosaur in shape. most orientals are unwinged, while western have them. more importantly, orientals are associated with water and, in china, responsible for the rain. westerns are usually winged and considered evil. orierntals are usually considered good

I have seen images of xiongnu and early turkic dragons that are chinese in form. nothing about siberia. nor am I familiar with either's mythology relative to them


(your friendly neighborhood chinese dragon... )
 
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