Chlamydosaurus kingii

Chlamydosaurus kingii

Chlamydosaurus kingii

(Frilled Lizard)

FAMILY

Agamidae

Species

Chlamydosaurus kingii

Common name

Frilled Lizard

Main colour

Grey or brown or orange-brown

Body size

Snout to vent to 26 cm, tail about-50 cm long

Location

Townsville

Description

Found in dry sclerophyll and woodland communities where it climbs trees when alarmed, forages on insects and small vertebrates. Characteristic feature is the large frill on the neck which is erected when alarmed and the mouth gapes. The frill is yellow to black in colour and may be speckled with orange, paler on lower surface. The male can be identified by the black belly.

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Chlamydosaurus kingii