frill-necked lizard

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Related to Frill-neck lizard: Chlamydosaurus kingii

frilled lizard

(frĭld) or frill-necked lizard (frĭl′nĕkt′)
n.
A large lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) of Australia and New Guinea having a broad contractile membrane extending from the neck and throat that can be erected like a ruff when the mouth is opened.

frill-necked lizard

n
(Animals) a large arboreal insectivorous Australian lizard, Chlamydosaurus kingi, having an erectile fold of skin around the neck: family Agamidae (agamas). Also called: frilled lizard
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Frill-neck lizards increase their use of large trees and empty termite mounds for shelter as fire intensity increases and some Carlia species are known to use empty spider holes as effective shelters during fire.