Bookmarkable URL:http://hdl.handle.net/10217/54383 Description:Animal characteristics:Head-Body Length: 45-90 cm
Identification:The frilled dragon's body color ranges from brown or gray to red-brown. It has a long neck frill that varies from light brown to orange or yellow.
Habitat:Sub humid to semiarid grassy woodlands, dry sclerophyll forests
Diet:Carnivore: insects, small invertebrates
Reproduction:Breeding takes place in the early spring, with females laying 8-14 eggs a piece.
Behavior:These lizards are largely arboreal. When frightened, they will run away from the threat on their hind legs. The frill is extended only if the lizard is cornered.
Status:No special status
Interesting Facts:The frill can be up to 20 cm across.
Scientific Classification:Kingdom: Animalia
Phylum:Chordata
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata
Family:Agamidae
Genus:Chlamydosaurus
Genus species:Chlamydosaurus kingii
Geographic:Northern Australia Date:1972-01 Subjects:herptile
Frilled dragon
Frilled lizard
reptile
Chlamydosaurus
Agamidae
Lizards
Squamata
Reptiles
Vertebrates
Chordata