Large gliding lizards, dracos make their home in the upland cliffs above the jungle. Camouflage is their principal defense. Most of the time their bright, barred wings are folded discretely at their sides. When threatened, they will initially freeze, but if danger persists, their wings will spring open, startling the bigger predator (like a Malevolusaurus) and buying the lizard a moment to jump and glide away to safety. Using the elevation afforded by cliffs and taking advantage of gusts, they can sometimes glide several hundred feet. Wing flashing is also employed among dracos to intimidate rivals and attract mates. The little horned males face off on prominent boulders, bobbing their heads and flashing their wings in elaborate dances.
Females give birth to live young, as many as six at a time, which are precocial, able to fend for themselves immediately. Birth is timed to a lunar phase to ensure the best possible chance for the young to survive. At certain times of year the rocks team with tiny dracos.