Saturday, 21 February 2009
CC Frilled Lizard
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Another Australian animal!The first photo was taken by my Dutch daughter
My daughter in Australia sent me the second photo, and the third photo I got from Google. I needed it to show what the neck frill looked like. I hope to see it next time I come to Australia.
The Frill-necked Lizard, or Frilled Lizard also known as the Frilled Dragon, (Chlamydosaurus kingii) is so called because of the large ruff of skin which usually lies folded back against its head and neck. The neck frill is supported by long spines of cartilage, and when the lizard is frightened, it gapes its mouth showing a bright pink or yellow lining, and the frill flares out, displaying bright orange and red scales. The frill may also aid in thermoregulation
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