Contact | Blog | Project Noah Facebook | Project Noah Twitter

A global citizen science platform
to discover, share and identify wildlife

Join Project Noah!

Frill-necked Lizard

Chlamydosaurus kingii

Description:

The frill-necked lizard 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 which are connected to the jaw bones. When the lizard is frightened, it gapes its mouth, exposing a bright pink or yellow lining; the frill flares out as well, displaying bright orange and red scales. This reaction is often used to discourage predators or during courtship. The lizard is a member of the agamid family. It a relatively large lizard, growing up to 91.4 cm



Species ID Suggestions



Sign in to suggest organism ID

1 Comment

DarrenC
DarrenC 8 years ago

thanks for the favorite SheaEckert

DarrenC
Spotted by
DarrenC

Victoria, Australia

Lat: -37.65, Long: 145.52

Spotted on May 14, 2011
Submitted on May 14, 2011

Related Spottings

Frilled Lizard Frilled Lizard Frill-necked lizard Frilled Necked Lizard

Nearby Spottings

Emu Ant Koala Tawny Frogmouth