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Frill-necked Lizard

(engl: Frill-necked Lizard)

What to do when in danger? 

The Frill-necked Lizard is named after the large, wrinkled flap of skin on its neck, which usually rests on the body. When in danger, this unfolds into an imposing collar which is up to 35cm in diameter. The erected frill makes the lizard appear larger and is intended to scare off enemies. But it also serves to regulate body heat and courtship.


If their open collar doesn’t scare off an attacker, the lizard stands on its powerful hind legs and runs away.

Verbreitungsgebiet: Kragenechse
Verbreitungsgebiet: Kragenechse
Wissenschaftl. Name Chlamydosaurus knigii
Ordnung Squamata
Familie Agamas
Größe bis 80 cm
Gewicht bis 500 g
Fortpflanzung Jungtiere schlüpfen nach 3 Monate
Verbreitung Neuguinea, Australia
Lebensraum dry forests, tree savannas
Nahrung Insects, small mammals, Eggs
Bestand secured