How could anyone call this horridus? An absolutely stunning lizard that eats only ants. It is very slow moving and as a result has evolved large, tough spines that cover its body and make it difficult for predators such as birds to eat. Shame the spikes arent quite big enough and strong enough to burst car tyres as this may help the estimated 10,000 of these lizards that die each year on Australia's roads.
It inhabits arid scrub and desert over most of central Australia.
Lat: -22.66, Long: 114.07
Spotted on Jul 17, 2010
Submitted on Mar 17, 2012
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