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Komodo Dragon (Part 3) - Physiology

Sunday, 19 July 2011 | 15:22 WIB
Komodo can not hear, although they have the ear hole. Sense of sight this animal could see up to a distance of 300 m, but in the darkness night Komodo dragons are not able to see properly, because the retina has only cone cells.
 
 
With his tongue, Komodo can detect the smell and taste stimuli using vomeronasal senses, which make use of Jacobson's organ, so the dragons can navigate well in the darkness of night. These animals can detect the presence of prey is dead as far as 4 - 9.5 kilometers by the wind and the practice of moving the head down, left, and right. Komodo does not have the midriff, so this causes the nostrils dragons becomes less sharp.
 
Komodo dragon scales, some of which are reinforced with bone, has a sensor that is connected to nerves that facilitate excitatory touch. Scales around the ears, lips, chin, and soles of the feet have three or more sensor stimulation.

Komodo dragons were once considered deaf when studies find that whispers, voices rising and shouting did not result in agitation (interference) in the wild dragons. This was refuted later when employees ZSL London Zoo, Joan Proctor trained lizards to eat out with his voice, even when he is not seen by the lizards.
 
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Source : Wikipedia

 

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