Meet Yi: The Closest Extinct Animal to a Dragon
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How are we certain there were no dragons?
I like to think the jury's out.
Zoologist Karl Shuker describes a wide variety of dragons in his book "Dragons: A Natural History" (Simon & Schuster, 1995), including giant snakes, hydras, gargoyles and dragon-gods, as well as more obscure variants such as basilisks, wyverns and cockatrices. The dragon, whatever else it might be, is clearly a chameleon, its features adapting to the cultural and literary expectations of the era.
Fascinating. I always thought a dragon was a dinosaur variation.
But your link makes sense to me!