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Species page for: Frilled Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii)


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A brief snippet about Frilled Dragon Lizards

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Natural Habitat
Frilled Lizard Fact Sheet - ARAZPA

Otherwise known as the ‘cloaked-lizard’, the Australian Frilled Lizard is truly a unique creature. Its spectacular frill is used for defence and communication. This distinctive reptile loves the sun and is a member of the dragon family, a sub-species of lizards. Like most lizards it is active

Captive Care
Care Sheet -

Common Name: Frilled Lizard (Frilled Dragon, or Frilly) Scientific Name: Chlamydosaurus kingii Range: Northern Australia, Southern New Guinea Size: 28cm SVL, 95cm TL. males: 22-24 in TL.; females: 18-24 in TL

Frilled Dragon Care Sheet - Sundial

Frilled Dragon Care Sheet Frilled Dragons or Frilled Lizards have to be one of the most spectacular appearing lizards. What you may not realize is that this species can be one of the most rewarding and personable of all reptile companions. This medium sized lizard is very hardy and can be quite tame as a pet. Frilled Dragons originate from Australia and New Guinea with slight variations in appearance throughout the different locales.

Keeping Frillies by Paul & Toni Curtis

Frillies are not lizards for beginners. In South Australia and some other states, a specialist "keep" permit is required for them. If you have successfully kept other reptiles for a number of years you may well qualify. However, if you are thinking of purchasing your first lizard, we would suggest, perhaps, a bearded dragon.

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Here There Be DRAGONZ

First of all, we need to stress that we are a family owned and operated business and we started out, as many people do, by purchasing Bearded and Frilled Dragons as pets. This is where the distinctions between ourselves and many other "breeders" began.

Reptile - NJ, USA Reptiles, Amphibians and Invertebrates. At Reptile Kingdom we specialize in all types of reptiles and specialty supplies. From rare high end animals to animals commonly found in the pet trade today. Make this the last stop on the net for all of your reptiles and reptile supplies. Scan our pages to find just what you are looking for, and if you can't find it, e-mail us and we can probably get it for you. Supplying the pet industry since 1986 with quality pets and pet supplies - Canada (CA)

Our inventory changes regularly and we do our best to keep the price lists up to date; however, if there is something you are interested in purchasing that is not on the list, don't hesitate to email us at We'll do our best to get it in for you. Please note that we do not sell wild caught animals. If the species you are interested in is not available as a domestically bred animal, we will not be able to get it for you.

Australian - pictures

A classic Australian icon of the outback, the frilled lizard lives in woodlands and forests of northern Australia. The frill is erected in a spectacular display when the lizard feels threatened, and may measure up to 30 cm across. Most of the time the frill is folded over the shoulders and back, and helps to cool the lizard and camouflage it.

Photos on this page are contributed by visitors to this site. If you have a good quality photo of this animal, feel free to submit it using the link above. Your photos help to educate others about this animal.

Dr. Zoltan Takacs

Frilled lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) in central Queensland, Australia. Rather than attempting to flee, this lizard suddenly spreads the large frill around its neck, gapes its mouth, and lunges at the predator.

Dr. Zoltan Takacs

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More Info.
Frillneck Lizard demography and home range -

FRILLNECK LIZARD DEMOGRAPHY AND HOME RANGE A. D. Griffiths [1999, Copeia (4):1089-1096] examined the demography and home range of a population of frillneck lizards, Chlamydosaurus kingii, from 1992 to 1994, in Kakadu National Park, Northern Territory, Australia. Lizards were studied using radiotelemetry and mark-recapture techniques. Reproduction occurred between November and April each year, coinciding with monsoonal conditions.


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