Frill-Necked Lizard

 Chlamydosaurus kingii

The Frill-Necked Lizard, also known as the Frilled-Neck Lizard, is a species of lizard in the family Agamidae and the only member of the genus Chlamydosaurus. The largest species of dragon family of lizards in Australia, the frilled-neck lizard is named for its frill - a fold of skin, surrounding its throat. 

Distribution and habitat

The Frilled-Neck lizard is arboreal, spending its time on trunks and branches of trees. This reptile prefers humid climate, usually being found in tropical savannah woodlands. The area of their range includes northern parts of Australia as well as southern New Guinea


They primarily feed upon insects such as moths and butterflies as well as consume beetles, termites and cicadas. They will also eat spiders, mice and even, other lizards.

Conservation status

LEAST CONCERN : The IUCN Red List of Threatened Species;  ENDANGERED (EPBC – NSW).