The Latin dictionaries I checked suggest that the word draco is attested in classical literature and it is often translated as "dragon". However, it is my impression — which may well be wrong! — that the current dragon imagery in popular culture comes mainly from China or that region of Asia more broadly. Therefore I suspect that my intuitive image of a dragon might be far from what the Romans meant by a draco.
So, what was a draco? Could it be just any snake or serpent, or did it refer to something more specific? Have we identified a species that the Romans would call draco? Was it a real thing or something more mystical? Are there illustrations of what a draco is?