Ages ago, I did a short post on Dragons of the World, where I whizzed around the globe, highlighting the different dragons which lived in various parts of the world. This month, I’m going to delve into more depth on the subject. Starting in my home continent of Europe, and travelling east, we shall look, in more detail, at the various kinds of dragon you can expect to find around the world.

Mexican Amphithere

AmphithereAll Amphithere’s are feathered dragons, and the Mexican’s are no exception, although they have more scales than other Amphithere’s. Along their body they have scales, with heads, wings, and the tip of the tail covered in feathers. Generally the scales are blue-green, with a pale stomach, and the feather are similar in the winter, but in the summer, prime breeding time, they will turn a golden-yellow colour, sometimes even a little purple comes into the plumage.

Typically around 45 feet long, they have wings but no limbs, although the tongue is extraordinarily long and is used to catch prey mid flight. The tail is also used as a constriction device, and this dragon tends to favour mammals as food, both small and large, from monkeys to llamas. Using both tongue and tail, it is hard to escape from it’s grasp once you are caught.

Although they are named after Mexico, where they were originally found, they have migrated and expanded out into South America. These dragons like the sun and the water, and have a tendency to make their homes in the ruins of jungle cities, such as the Mayan Temples. Often they will make a nest of vines and foliage inside the temple, and then spend a good part of the day sunning themselves on the steps outside. If you wish to spot one of these dragons, then visiting the ruins is likely to produce good results.

Incognito Dragon

As the name might suggest, this dragon is shrouded in mystery. It is probable that it exists, as numerous sightings of some species of dragon which does not fit the profile of the Mexican Amphithere have been made, but there are few concrete details on what it might be.

It has an unknown size, sightings seem to indicate that it has wings, limbs and only one head, it is thought it might be silver or gold, but this could be the colour of the light hitting it (depending on whether it’s day or night). Since it lives in the Americas, it is thought that it is probably a feathered dragon, however no sightings confirm or deny this.

It will definitely have feeding and nesting habits, but we no dragonologist so far has ever made note of what these might be. Remote locations seem likely for a nest, but we just don’t know for sure. It is thought that these dragons are very deadly, hence why there are so few sightings of them. Dragonology is a dangerous profession after all.

And that’s it! Antartica is also considered a continent, but the only dragons that live there are Frost Dragons, and you can find the post I wrote a while ago on them here.

I hope you enjoyed flying around the world with dragons, and that the end of 2015 is treating you well 🙂 Come back in the new year for new dragon posts!