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The greater krayt dragon was the larger subspecies of krayt dragon, a predatory reptile from Tatooine. Using its ten strong legs, it literally swam through the shifting sands.

Biology and appearanceEdit

The greater krayt dragon was the larger of the two subspecies of krayt dragons, giant carnivorous reptiles found on Tatooine.[1] They were characterized by their long neck, whip-like tail, horns, sharp teeth, and five pairs of legs. [2]

BehaviorEdit

Greater krayt dragon submerged themselves in the shifting sands, using their strong limbs to swim through the dunes.[1]

HistoryEdit

The greater krayt dragons evolved on Tatooine, a desert planet located in the Outer Rim region of the galaxy.[1] In 0 BBY,[3] the protocol droid C-3PO stumbled upon the spine and skull of one such beast as he wandered the Dune Sea.[4]

Greater krayt dragons in the galaxyEdit

Force-sculpture

A Force-sculpture of a Greater krayt dragon.

The Jedi Master Wishan once created a clay sculpture representing a greater krayt dragon, as part of a 72nd birthday gift for the Jedi Temple's librarian.[2]

Behind the scenesEdit

The greater krayt dragon first appeared, albeit as a skeleton in the Tatooine desert, in Star Wars: Episode IV A New Hope.[5] The skeleton used to portray the greater krayt dragon consisted of fiberglass replica sauropod bones originally built for the 1975 Disney comedy One of Our Dinosaurs is Missing[6] and was left in the Tunisian desert after filming was completed. In 1995, Dr. David West Reynolds, archeologist and contributor to the magazine Star Wars Insider, visted the Tunisian location and found the bones untouched for almost two decades[7] with paleontologist Dr. Micheal J. Ryan, who was investigating the Roman ruins and paleontological resources of Tunisia with Dr. Reynolds.[8]

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