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Frilled Lizard

Frilled lizard is a type of lizard found in northern Australia and southdern New Guinea. The species derive its name from the large neck frill which generally remains folded against the body. It is the only member of its genus.



    Kingdom Animalia
    Phylum Chordata
    Subphylum Vertebrata
    Class Sauropsida
    Order Squamata
    Suborder Iguania
    Family Agamidae
    Subfamily Amphibolurinae
    Genus Chlamydosaurus
    Scientific Name Chlamydosaurus kingii


    Other Names Frilled-neck Lizard, Frilled Dragon, Frilled Agama
    Size Around 85 cm
    Weight Around 1.1 lbs
    Color Brown or gray with patches and spots of darker colors; some specimens have a combination of orange, red and brown
    Distribution Northern part of Australia, southern New Guinea
    Habitat Tropical savannah woodlands
    Diet Cicadas, termites, beetles, mice, butterflies, moths and their larvae
    Hibernation Fact Hibernates during winter
    Predators Birds of prey, snakes, larger lizards, dingoes, quolls, feral cats
    Breeding Season September – October
    Mode of Reproduction Oviparous (egg laying)
    Clutch Size 6 to 25 eggs
    Incubation Period Around 70 days
    Average Lifespan Up to 20 years
    IUCN Conservation Status Least Concern

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    Published on October 9th 2016 by under Lizards. Article was last reviewed on 4th June 2019.

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