Frilled lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii)

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Frilled lizard threat display - expanded frill, jumping and hissing
IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern LEAST
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  • The frilled lizard can be found in Australia and Papua New Guinea.
  • Known for its defensive posture, the frilled lizard stands on its hind legs with its mouth agape, its head framed by a huge scaly membrane, or frill, around its neck.
  • The frilled lizard spends most of its time in trees preying on insects and small mammals.
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Frilled lizard description

KingdomAnimalia
PhylumChordata
ClassReptilia
OrderSquamata
FamilyAgamidae
GenusChlamydosaurus (1)

Information on the frilled lizard is currently being researched and written and will appear here shortly.

Also known as
Frilled dragon.
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Frilled lizard status

The frilled lizard is classified as Least Concern (LC) on the IUCN Red List (1).

IUCN Red List species status – Least Concern

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References

  1. IUCN Red List (November, 2010)
    http://www.iucnredlist.org
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Frilled lizard threat display - expanded frill, jumping and hissing  
Frilled lizard threat display - expanded frill, jumping and hissing

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