Dracula chimaera

Year Classified: 1978
Elevation Range (m): 1700 - 2200
Discoverer: Benedict Roezl
Countries: Colombia

Named for the mythological, fire breathing monster Chimaera, the offspring of Typhon and Echidna, with the body of a goat, the head of a lion, and the tail of a dragon.

First discovered by Benedict Roezl in March, 1870, probably west of Cali in Cauca in the Westem Cordillera.

 

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