frill-necked lizard

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Related to Chlamydosaurus kingii: Australian frilled lizard, Frill necked lizard

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.
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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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References in periodicals archive ?
Griffiths AD and Christian KA (1996) The effects of fire on the frillneck lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) in northern Australia.
Demography and home range of the frillneck lizard, Chlamydosaurus kingii (Agamidae), in northern Australia.
Seasonal changes in thermoregulation by the frilled lizard, Chlamydosaurus kingii in tropical Australia.
The agamid frillneck lizard, Chlamydosaurus kingii, is a conspicuous component of the fauna of northern Australia during the wet season, but it "disappears" during the extended dry season (Shine and Lambeck 1989, Christian and Green 1994).
Chlamydosaurus kingii is an arboreal insectivorous lizard that inhabits savannas in northern and eastern Australia.
Seasonal energetics and water turnover of the frillneck lizard, Chlamydosaurus kingii, in the wet-dry tropics of Australia.