The Andrew Mason Illustrated Field Guide to Unknown Dragons of South America...


South American dragons are known for their diversity and are generally smaller in stature than most other dragons. This is an especially difficult group to clarify because of most South American dragons' ability to camouflage themselves so well and that they are some of the most shy and often their lairs are in very secluded terrain. We believe that new species are yet to be discovered. The very rare Celestial Dragon (plate sII) is a particularly unique example.




Central and South American Amphithere
Eggs to a clutch: 1 to 3
Time to hatch: 3 to 4 months
Rarity: Rare
Location: Central and South America
Lair: Ancient ruins and fields
Size: 45' long, 5-10' high, 40' wing span
Diet: Llamas and fruit


The Central and South American Amphithere is one of the few feathered dragons. They were once worshiped by many cultures of the past. The Aztec god Quetzalcoatl was really an amphithere.




Celestial Dragon
Eggs to a clutch: 14-17
Time to hatch: 13 months
Rarity: Very
Location: Central and South America
Lair: Mountain caves
Size: 35-37' long, 5 to 7' high, wing span 2'
Diet: Corn. Lots of corn. Modern Celestial Dragons are particularly fond of High-Fructose Corn Syrup (HFCS) and recent surveys have found them growing fatter; adversely affecting their flying ceiling.


This dragon was most commonly depicted by the Maya. It slightly resembles the Amphisbaena because it has a head positioned at both ends of its body. The Celestial Dragon, even with its vestigial wings, can reach altitudes of 10,000'. The Maya probably associated this serpent with the heavens because of this.





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