Yeeeaaarrrssss ago I had this colouring contest and this guy was the result
but I changed his design around so that he matched Zaphy's species.
He can breathe fire, and his patterns flicker like lava. He's real pretty at night if he lights 'em up :3
And yes his neck is very short. See cheetahs on that aspect.. his skull should probably be a bit flatter, but he's still in developments for the finer points.
His name's Rukano..
He's a Runner in the dragon clan. Runners are the between-goers of the clan's main territory and the scouts. He often ends up with Zaphy, who is a flying scout.
The fun thing is, he's developed a bit of a thing for her. He's very awkward with it, but Zaphy has figured him out and... has no idea how to react. She's kind of awkward around him in general, but they still work together without any incident.
He's quite a proud dragon, he sticks stoutly to his own opinions and often is the victim of anger if another member does something that to him is stupid. He's usually very soft around Zaphy, though. How cute.
He was a male from another territory who broke off and was accepted into the group after a few years, where he was moved from the default hatchling-tending male to a runner because of his build.