Definition of frilled lizard in English:

frilled lizard

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(also frill-necked lizard)


  • A large north Australian lizard with a membrane round the neck which can be erected to form a ruff for defensive display. When disturbed it runs away on its hind legs.
    • Chlamydosaurus kingii, family Agamidae
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    • Frilled lizards, owls, cockatoos, and parrots lived in cages around him.
    • The frilled lizard lives in the subhumid to semi-arid grassy woodlands.
    • We also have bandicoots, goannas, wallabies, pademelons, frill-necked lizards, possums and more.

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