Frilled Lizard

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Frilled Lizard:


Scientific Name: Chlamydosaurus Kingii
Family : Agamidae
Length : up to 84 cm
Weight : up to 0.5 kg
Distribution: Australia , New Guinea


Frilled Lizard



frilled lizard facts


  • The "Frilled Dragon" or Frilled Lizard is a unique lizard species due to its very unusual appearance . Also called the Frilled Agama, this large lizard has a large frill around its neck and is a popular exotic pet


  • These awesome lizards don't have a standard color as they are able to adapt to their habitats and their colors are a form of camouflage .


  • Frilled Dragon lizards found in dryer environment tend to be a mixture of reds, browns and oranges while other lizards in more humid and tropical environments tend to be in grays and darker shades of brown


  • Their large Frilled Dragon feels frightened it produces a startling dramatic display . When frightened or cornered , it gapes its mouth and exposes a bright pink or yellow lining then spreads out its frill , displaying bright orange and red scales


  • At the same time raising its relatively large body and at times may holds its tail above its body.


  • This response is usually brought only to discourage predators territorial displays and during courtship


  • These lizards spend the majority of its time in the trees and only ventures to the floor in search of food or to take on territorial conflict


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