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Chlamydosaurus kingii

(Frilled Dragon)

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Interesting Facts

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Common Names

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Common Names in English:

Frilled Dragon, Frilled Lizard

Common Names in German:

Kragenechse

Description

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Habitat

subhumid to semi-arid grassy woodlands and dry sclerophyll forests .

Typically found at an altitude of 0 to 351 meters (0 to 1,152 feet).[1]

Ecology: This is an arboreal and diurnal lizard, occurring in dry sclerophyll forests and woodlands (Cogger 2000).[2].

List of Habitats :

Biology

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Diet

They usually eat insects and most small invertebrates , but sometimes they do eat small mammals.

Taxonomy

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Synonyms

Chlamydosaurus kingi — De Rooij 1915: 126 • Chlamydosaurus kingii — Boulenger 1885: 401 • Chlamydosaurus kingii — Cogger 1983 • Chlamydosaurus kingii — Cogger 2000: 305 • Chlamydosaurus Kingii — DumÉril & Bibron 1837: 441 • Chlamydosaurus kingii — Manthey & Schuster 1999: 42

Notes

Name Status: Accepted Name .

Comment: Holotype: presumably lost (fide COGGER 1983)

This is the sole member of its genus.[2].

Similar Species

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Members of the genus Chlamydosaurus

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C. kingii (Frilled Lizard)

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Data Sources

Accessed through GBIF Data Portal February 27, 2008:

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Footnotes

  1. Mean = -189.800 meters (-622.703 feet), Standard Deviation = 942.070 based on 5 observations. Altitude information for each observation from British Oceanographic Data Centre. [back]
  2. Doughty, P. & Allison, A. 2010. Chlamydosaurus kingii. In: IUCN 2011. IUCN Red List of Threatened Species. Version 2011.2. <www.iucnredlist.org>. Downloaded on 31 January 2012. [back]
Last Revised: 2014-04-14