Reptilian phenotype

The worldwide literature with regard to alien abduction and encounters mentions beings that are reptilian in appearance. They are generally referred to as reptilian, reptoid, dinoid, or saurian. Virtually all of the ‘reptilians' mentioned below are in reality bipedal: they walk upright. So in all likelihood these beings are not really reptiles, but have characteristics that are reminiscent of reptilians. The main two exceptions to this would be a) the Ciakar, and b) the 'giant snakes', both of whom fit the description of ‘regular' reptiles. 

The following sub-categories can be distinguished:

  1. Tall Winged Draco (Ciakar): these have been mentioned in the literature, but have not actually been encountered on Earth. These beings look like giant lizards, that range from 14 to 22 feet tall and can weigh up to 1,800 pounds. And they have winged appendages.
  2. Winged Draco / Mothmen: Reports about flying reptilians with wings originate mainly in the Americas and in Asia. These reptilians are bipedal, and have a very muscular, athletic build. They stand 7 to 8 feet tall. Their heads are typically said to be dinosaur-like (Tyrannosaurus Rex). One feature that is mentioned again and again is that they have glowing red eyes with a hypnotic stare. Just as is the case for small Greys, these beings are said to be able to fly or levitate. They have wings on their backs, but thus far there have not been any reports of these wings moving or being used, not even when they are flying. The literature often refers to these beings as Moth-men.
  3. Non-winged Draco: the non-winged Draco are similar in appearance to the winged Draco but a) without wings and b) with different colours of eyes. The non-winged Draco are one of the reptilian species that are often seen on board of ships that abductees are taken to. As such, they are often seen in company of Greys. Reports of these non-winged Draco come from all over the world. They are among the most commonly encountered reptilians. The reports are contradictory, however, when it comes to the question whether these reptilians have genitalia. Some accounts mention no genitalia, while others do mention them having genitalia and engaging in sexual acts with abductees.
  4. Iguana-like: the literature also mentions reptilians that are described as ‘iguana-like'. In appearance they are similar to the non-winged Draco but less muscular, and with a slightly different head, i.e. more resembling an iguana than a Tyrannosaurus. These reptilians are also shorter than the typical non-winged Draco, and are about 5 feet tall. In most reports, they are said to be hooded.
  5. Lizard-like: a fifth sub-category of reptilians consists of lizard men / snake men. They are about six to eight feet tall, upright, bipedal, often with lizard-like scales, greenish to brownish in colour with claw-like, four-fingered webbed hands... Their faces are said to be a cross between a human and a snake or lizard. Some are said to have a central ridge coming down from the top of the head to the snout. Since some witnesses refer to a 'snake-like' head, while others use 'lizard-like' it is possible that these are separate groups. Given the different accounts with regard to skin and genitalia, it is possible that we are actually dealing with several different groups.
  6. Giant Snakes: there are a number of unconfirmed reports on the Internet that mention gigantic snakes of extraterrestrial origin. These would be genuine reptiles: not bi-pedal, not even legged.
  7. Others: Apart from the phenotypes mentioned above, abductees have also described encounters with reptilian looking beings that do not fall in the categories listed above. Some of them seem to be variations on the other phenotypes. E.g., there are accounts of beings that fit the description of the lizard men but they seem to have a wet leathery skin and have hands with fingers instead of claws. Further research is definitely needed.

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