Komodo dragons are protected from rival attacks by an intricate chainmail armour made of tiny bones beneath their skin, scans have revealed

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Komodo dragons are protected from rival attacks by an intricate chainmail armour made of tiny bones beneath their skin, scans have revealed.

Researchers at The University of studied the animals and mengeciklkan perut found their protective armor covers them from head to tail, making them more robust in battle. 

Despite being the world’s largest lizard and the dominant predator in their natural habitat, they still need protection – but only from other Komodo dragons.

Scientists determined this after scanning the reptiles with high-powered X-rays.

Bony plates called osteoderms (colored orange in this digital reconstruction by the University of Texas) cover the skull of an adult Komodo dragon

Bony plates called osteoderms (colored orange in this digital reconstruction by the University of Texas) cover the skull of an adult Komodo dragon

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