Frilled Lizard

Chlamydosaurus kingie

Distribution: Northern Australia and Southern New Guinea.

Habitat: Tropical and warm temperate forests and savanna woodlands of northern Australia. They spend most of their lives in the trees,

Appearance: Length to 3 ft (0.9 m) and weight: to 1.1 lbs (0.5 kg). They have a thin fold of skin that usually hangs like a cape (frill) which when erect can be 12 inches (30 cm) across used to communicate with each other.

Diet: Mostly insects and some small mammals.

Remarks: Escapes to a tree for protection.