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Chlamydosaurus kingii (Frilled Lizard; Frilled dragon)

Synonyms: Chlamydosaurus kingi; Chlamydosaurus kingii mickpughi; Chlamydosaurus kingii pughae; Clamydosaurus kingii

Wikipedia Abstract

The frilled-neck lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii ), also known as the frilled lizard, frilled dragon or frilled agama, is a species of lizard which is found mainly in northern Australia and southern New Guinea. This species is the only member of the genus Chlamydosaurus. Because of its unusual appearance it is a popular subject in animation.
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Adult Weight [1]  1.40 lbs (635 g)
Maximum Longevity [2]  10 years


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  


Prey / Diet

Anostostoma australasiae (King Cricket)[3]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie)1


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


Institutions (Zoos, etc.)

Range Map


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

External References



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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