Asia // Least Concern // Galliformes // photo source
Fun Fact: Tragopans are a type of pheasant. The name comes from tragos, the Greek word for “goat”, and Pan, an ancient Greek nature god who had goat legs and horns.
South Asia // Paleogene (50 million years ago) // Cetacea // image source
Fun Fact: It is known that Ambulocetus was an early ancestor of whales because its teeth, ear bones, and nostrils are similar to those of later cetaceans.
Southeast Asia // Least Concern // Dermoptera // image source
Fun Fact: Reaching a length of almost a foot and a half, Colugos are some of the largest gliding mammals. They are sometimes known as “flying lemurs”, but they are not closely related to lemurs.