wyvern

WYVERN  (why-vern)

A Wyvern is a European dragon that has wings and hind legs but no forelegs as seen in most traditional dragons of Western culture. Wyverns are true tetrapods (four limbs or feet) similar to vertebrates. This legendary winged creature has a reptilian body and is often seen as a sea-dwelling creature with a fish tail. Tales of Wyverns also depict them breathing fire and possessing a venomous bite.