Frilly Lizard is 10cm high and 22cm long and is part of a Limited Edition of 250.
Australian Frilled Lizards (Chlamydosaurus kingii) belong to the family of dragons, as the name Frilled Dragon indicates (the proper scientific name of the family is Agamidae).
Frilled Neck Lizards rely on camouflage for their safety, so they are mostly grey and brown colours matching those of their surroundings. Lizards from different regions will have different colours. The only brightly coloured body part is the actual frill around their neck, which often contains bright red and orange scales. The frill is usually folded back around the shoulders and the colours are hidden. It helps the lizard to look like the branch it is sitting on. To open the frill the lizard opens its mouth widely. Somehow the muscles of the jaw and the tongue are connected to some cartilage in the frill, opening the frill like an umbrella.
The startling bright coloured frill, nearly a foot across (usually 20 – 25 cm), the mouth wide open displaying the strong teeth… The Frilled Lizard now looks very dangerous indeed. Until it starts running that is…
Frilled lizards are usually active during the day, hunting insects, ants, spiders and small mammals and lizards. Frilled lizards are not poisonous or harmful to people.