Real World Dragons

Do dragons actually exist in the "real" world? In the traditional sense of the word, the answer is unfortunately "probably not".

However there are a number of lizards and amphibians - both large and small - that might have inspired dragon legends and proudly bear the name "dragon".

These are all real lizards known to science. There have also been numerous sightings through the years of other lizard-like creatures which have yet to be catalogued by the herpetologists. That's is the realm of cryptozoology, the study of unknown creatures.