They are found in the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia.
They live in the rainforest and on rubber plantations.
They are about 8 inches long with large flaps of skin between their front and back legs on their sides. Usually they hold the flaps folded at their sides, but they can hold them out using special, movable ribs to carry the lizard on a glide through the trees.
They glide from tree to tree.
They eat insects, mostly ants.
Large birds, cats.
Females bury 1 - 4 eggs in the ground. She will guard the nest for a day and then leave it. The eggs hatch after a month.
Species: D. volans
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