thorny devil


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thorny devil

n.
A lizard (Moloch horridus) of Australia that has large conical spines on the body and feeds on ants. Also called moloch.
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The thorny devil lizard soaks up what little rain there is through its skin.
Chameleon and Komodo lie along the central portion of the Bardoc Structural zone, whilst other prospects including Bluetongue and Thorny Devil occur on the eastern margin of the structural zone.
Like the thorny devil, many of the world's 4,500 lizards may appear to be tough.
We watched thorny devil (Moloch horridus) lizards snuffle up ants just inches from our noses at the reptile habitat.
The baroque spikes on the Australian thorny devil are like nothing one would see today in a manufactured product, but the semi-enclosed 100-micrometer channels running along the scaly spikes can condense dew in the desert air and carry it to the lizard's mouth.
He killed 13 animals worth around 7,000 Australian dollars (pounds 3,000), including a turtle, bearded dragons and thorny devil lizards, Mr Neindorf said.