10 Amazing Dragon Species You Would Love to Witness in Reality
Dragons are legendary flying or swimming reptilian and the word dragon originated from the Latin word draconem and the Greek word drakon meaning “Huge Serpent ” and “Serpent or Giant Seafish” respectively.These serpents posses the reptilian traits and are about 200,000,000 years old. The mythical prehistoric dragon descended from a group of aquatic or semi-aquatic dragons which gave rise to both marine and terrestrial species. The following list is based on 10 valuable and legendary species of dragons, famous in folklore and featured in myths of many religions.
10. Lung Yin Dragon – The Imperial Dragon
Lung Yin Dragon-Imperial Dragon
These huge and heavyweight Chinese dragons are known for their intelligence. Lung Yin dragons have blue to black distinctive marking and weigh around 20–25 tons, and are not expected to fight. Imperials are virtually identical to Lung Tien (Celestial) in appearance with the only difference of a frill of horns around the head and tendrils above the mouth.
9. Yellow Reaper
These middleweight yellowish golden colored dragons are Yellow Reapers. Yellow Reapers are British dragons. They weigh between 12–15 tons. Dragons are known for their hot temperament and fiery nature but strangely enough these dragons have distinctive even temperament. They are calm and slow in their motions, with a top speed of approximately 20 knots. The larger Regal Coppers capable of faster (though not longer) flight. Yellow Reapers have an average wingspan of 80 feet and are generally around 50 feet long.
8. Lung Shen Dragon
Lung Shen Dragon
Lung Shen Dragons are Chinese dragons with various shades of blue-gray. They sometimes have a spiked spine. These dragons existed in variable sizes. This is one of the most old breed of the dragon parenting many superior Chinese dragons with a design similar to the British Yellow Reaper. Their appearance and size varied greatly, but their blue-grey coloring seemed to be their main common point. They and the other species originating from them have long wings. They served variety of purposes including mass transit for humans, carrying freight, nursemaiding dragonets, and entering the civil service. Shen-lung in the civil service wore colored silk collars indicating their ranks. The wisest among the Lung Shen dragons were granted the privilege of mating with an Imperial.
7. Regal Copper Dragon
These British dragons are decedents of the the Spanish Cauchador Real mixed with the smaller British breed known as Bright Coppers. They are very large with red to yellow coloring. Their common members are Maximus, Laetificat, Requiescat. It was a successful breeding experiment, as Regal Coppers were both larger than their ancestors and better able to sustain flight over distance. They were not prolific, with only four or five Regal Coppers born in a generation. Adult Regal Coppers weighed as much as 50 tons and were as long as 120 feet and female Regal Coppers tended to be slightly larger than males.
6. Green Dragon
Of the four chromatic colored dragons, Green Dragons are the weakest. They were considered evil in nature. The green dragon is master of intrigue, politics, and backbiting. Green dragons inhabited forests. The dragon is huge with long neck and legs. It’s head is covered in hornets and it resembles a brontasaurus. Green dragons love to play with their prey. The dragon is good at tracking and breathes poisonous gas, that is, a toxic chlorine gas.
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