The frilled reptile expands to around 45-90cm in length, about two-thirds of which is tail. It has a vivid yellow mouth and a large expandable fuss gathered about the neck as well as under throat. The combination of the open mouth as well as the large, vibrantly coloured frill supply a challenging view to any type of prospective predator. It regularly goes for rate on 2 legs to leave risk, swiftly climbing the closest tree to safety and security. Their colour can be brown or grey with the frill being lighter and typically touched with orange or reddish-brown. Males are bigger than ladies and also have an even more durable appearance. There are two lengthy, sharp canine-like teeth present in the reduced jaw, which can cause an uncomfortable bite.
Frilled reptiles occupy dry forest, generally with an open shrubby or yard understorey. A lot of the time is invested off the ground in trees, frequently at a considerable height. They are well adjusted to life in the warm tropics of northwestern and also northern Australia and also the species also happens in Papua New Guinea. The term ‘fancy lizard’ is commonly incorrectly put on the typical bearded dragon in the southern states of Australia.
The frilled lizard consumes mainly pests, spiders as well as other invertebrates, although small animals and reptiles are likewise taken occasionally.
The frilled reptile lays in between 8-14 eggs which are laid at the beginning of the wet season. Hatchlings are completely self-sufficient as well as are just also ready to utilize the frill and also gaping mouth display when they feel threatene