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Chlamydosaurus kingii (Frilled Lizard; Frilled dragon)

Synonyms: Chlamydosaurus kingii mickpughi; Chlamydosaurus kingii pughae

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)
Birth Weight [1]  2 grams
Female Weight [1]  400 grams
Male Weight [1]  1.918 lbs (870 g)
Weight Dimorphism [1]  117.5 %
Gestation [1]  76 days
Litter Size [1]  10
Litters / Year [1]  1
Maximum Longevity [3]  10 years
Reproductive Mode [2]  Oviparous
Snout to Vent Length [1]  9 inches (22 cm)
Habitat Substrate [2]  Arboreal, Terrestrial


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)[4]

Prey / Diet Overlap

Competing SpeciesCommon Prey Count
Gymnorhina tibicen (Australian Magpie)1


Aquila audax (Wedge-tailed Eagle)[4]
Canis lupus dingo (domestic dog)[4]
Dacelo novaeguineae (Laughing Kookaburra)[4]


Range Map

External References


Attributes / relations provided by
1Nathan P. Myhrvold, Elita Baldridge, Benjamin Chan, Dhileep Sivam, Daniel L. Freeman, and S. K. Morgan Ernest. 2015. An amniote life-history database to perform comparative analyses with birds, mammals, and reptiles. Ecology 96:3109
2Meiri, Shai (2019), Data from: Traits of lizards of the world: variation around a successful evolutionary design, Dryad, Dataset,
3de 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
4Who's Eating Who
5Gibson, 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 Wildfinder Database
Abstract provided by DBpedia licensed under a Creative Commons License
Species taxanomy provided by GBIF Secretariat (2022). GBIF Backbone Taxonomy. Checklist dataset accessed via on 2023-06-13; License: CC BY 4.0