frill-necked lizard


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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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When the Australian frill-necked lizard feels threatened, it stands on its hind legs, hisses, and fans out a colorful collar of skin around its head.
On arrival at our destination I caught my first glimpse of the Komodo dragon, the frill-necked lizard, the cuddly koala, the crocodile and last but not least the kangaroo.
Dominating all is a 30-foot-long, 8-foot-wide, frill-necked lizard, perched on a four-man pedaling machine.