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Animal Fact of the Day: The Frilled Neck Lizard was pictured on Australia's two cent coin. The two cent coins are no longer in circulation.
What fantastic camouflage! Two Frill-necked lizards, also known as the frilled lizard or frilled dragon, is found mainly in northern Australia and southern New Guinea. This species is the only member of the genus Chlamydosaurus.
Frill-necked Lizard, Chlamydosaurus kingii
The Frill-necked Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) gets its name obviously from the large frill around its neck which is connected to its jawbone by long spines of cartilage.
Frilled Neck Lizard
When it gets scared, the Frill-necked Lizard, it will open its mouth to expose a bright pink or yellow lining and flare its frill out in an attempt to freak the other creature out.
This is me trying to frighten you :)
Frill necked lizard at East Point, Darwin - Australia