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Chlamydosaurus kingii (Frilled Lizard; Frilled dragon)

Synonyms: Chlamydosaurus kingi; Chlamydosaurus kingii; Clamydosaurus kingii

Wikipedia Abstract

The frilled-neck lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii), also known as the frilled lizard or frilled dragon, is a type of lizard that is found mainly in northern Australia and southern New Guinea. This species is the only member of the genus Chlamydosaurus. Its name comes from the large frill around its neck, which usually stays folded against the lizard's body. It is largely arboreal, spending the majority of the time in the trees. The lizard's diet consists mainly of insects and small vertebrates.
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Attributes

Adult Weight [1]  1.40 lbs (635 g)
Maximum Longevity [2]  10 years

Ecoregions

Name Countries Ecozone Biome Species Report Climate Land
Use
Arnhem Land tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Brigalow tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Cape York Peninsula tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Carpentaria tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Australia mulga shrublands Australia Australasia Temperate Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Eastern Australian temperate forests Australia Australasia Temperate Broadleaf and Mixed Forests
Einasleigh upland savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Kimberly tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Mitchell grass downs Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Queensland tropical rain forests Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests  
Southern New Guinea freshwater swamp forests Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Southern New Guinea lowland rain forests Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Moist Broadleaf Forests
Trans Fly savanna and grasslands Indonesia, Papua New Guinea Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands
Victoria Plains tropical savanna Australia Australasia Tropical and Subtropical Grasslands, Savannas, and Shrublands

Protected Areas

Name IUCN Category Area acres Location Species Website Climate Land Use
Kakadu National Park II 4744348 Northern Territory, Australia
Purnululu National Park II 604999 Western Australia, Australia
Shoalwater and Corio Bays Area Ramsar Site   Queensland, Australia
Wasur-Rawa Biru National Park 605464 Papua, Indonesia  

Ecosystems

Prey / Diet

Anostostoma australasiae (King Cricket)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie)1

Predators

Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle)[3]
Canis lupus dingo (domestic dog)[3]
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra)[3]

Consumers

Parasitized by 
Abbreviata anomala <Unverified Name>[4]
Abbreviata confusa <Unverified Name>[4]
Maxvachonia brygooi <Unverified Name>[4]
Oswaldofilaria chlamydosauri <Unverified Name>[4]
Physalopteroides filicauda <Unverified Name>[4]
Pseudothamugadia physignathi <Unverified Name>[4]
Skrjabinoptera goldmanae <Unverified Name>[4]
Strongyluris paronai <Unverified Name>[4]

Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

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Institution Infraspecies / Breed 
Artis Zoo
Audubon Zoo
Bronx Zoo/Wildlife Conservat'n Society
Budapest Zool.& Botanical Garden
Buffalo Zoological Gardens
Calgary Zoo, Garden & Prehistoric Park
Chehaw Wild Animal Park
Chessington World of Adventures, Ltd.
Clyde Peeling's Reptiland
Denver Zoological Gardens
Dierenpark de Oliemeulen (Zoo Tilburg)
Drayton Manor Park Zoo
Fort Worth Zoological Park
Healesville Sanctuary
Kangaroo Conservation Center
Kazan Zoological & Botanical Garden
Krakow Aquarium & Natural History Msm
Little Rock Zoological Gardens
Marwell Wildlife
Melbourne Zoo
Menagerie du Jardin des Plantes
Miejski Ogrod Zoologiczny Warsaw
Musee d'Histoire Naturelle de Tournai
Nat'l Mississippi River Museum & Aquar
National Aquarium in Baltimore Inc
Niabi Zoo
Oasys Parque del Desierto de Tabernas
Ogrod Zoologiczny w Poznaniu
Omaha's Henry Doorly Zoo
Paradise Wildlife Park
Parc Zoologic de Barcelona
Parc Zoologique d'Amneville
Perth Zoological Gardens
Riga Zoo
Riverbanks Zoo and Garden
Rotterdam Zoo
Saint Louis Zoological Park
Saitama Children's Zoo
Singapore Zoological Gardens
Staten Island Zoo
Symbio Wildlife Gardens
Tampa's Lowry Park Zoo
Taronga Zoo
Terrarium Vissenbjerg
Territory Wildlife Park (Berry Springs
The Tisch Family Zoological Gardens
Tiergarten der Stadt Nürnberg
Toledo Zoological Gardens
Toronto Zoo
West Midland Safari & Leisure Park Ltd
Western Plains Zoo
Wingham Wildlife Park
Wroclaw Zoo, LLC
Zoo and Aqua-Terrarium Ltd. Pécs
Zoo Duisburg AG
Zoo of Antwerp
Zoo Santo Inácio Vila Nova de Gaia
Zoo Zürich
Zoologicka zahrada Olomouc
Zoologischer Garten Schmiding

Range Map

New Guinea, Australia (North Territory, Queensland, West Australia) Terra typica: Australia. Restricted to Port Nelson, NW coast of Australia by Gray, 1826.;

Photos

Citations

Attributes / relations provided by 1Length–weight allometries in lizards, S. Meiri, Journal of Zoology 281 (2010) 218–226 2de Magalhaes, J. P., and Costa, J. (2009) A database of vertebrate longevity records and their relation to other life-history traits. Journal of Evolutionary Biology 22(8):1770-1774 3Who's Eating Who 4Gibson, D. I., Bray, R. A., & Harris, E. A. (Compilers) (2005). Host-Parasite Database of the Natural History Museum, London
Ecoregions provided by World Wide Fund For Nature (WWF). WildFinder: Online database of species distributions, ver. 01.06 WWF WildFINDER
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