Scientific name: Chlamydosaurus kingii
Family: Agamidae
Order: Squamata
Status: Least Concern

Habitat and Distribution

Found in Northern Australia in a dry woodland areas.

About the animal:

  • This lizard is the largest of Australia’s ‘dragon’ family of lizards;
  • The skin colour and pattern matches tree bark and makes it very difficult to spot;
  • The male is more colourful than the female;
  • It is most commonly known because of the large frill around its neck that extends when threatened;
  • They are usually active during the day and move very fast on their two hind legs;
  • The female lays tiny eggs and the young are left to look after themselves when hatched.

What they eat?

Frilled Dragons are carnivores and mostly eat insects, spiders and other invertebrates.


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