Sākums Animals Frilled Lizard

Frilled Lizard

The Frilled Lizard is widely distributed across northern Australia and southern New Guinea. The countries of occurrence include Australia, Indonesia and Papua New Guinea.

Current population trend is unknown. Localized declines are known to be caused by introduced species, notably Cane Toad (Rhinella marina) and Domestic Cats. In the southern Trans-Fly region, Papua New Guinea, the pet trade is a concern. In some regions, mortality is also caused by dry season fires.


■ Phylum Chordata – chordates
■ Class Reptilia – reptiles
■ Order Squamata – scaled reptiles
■ Family Agamidae –agamids
■ Species Chlamydosaurus kingii – Frilled Lizard

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