The frilled lizard is an arboreal diurnal lizard. This means it climbs trees and is active during the daylight hours.
When it feels threatened, it rises on its hind legs and opens its yellow coloured mouth, unfurling the
pleated skin flaps that circle its head to make a frill. This frill is about the same size as the lizard. It also runs on its back legs so it is sometimes called the bicycle lizard.
Frilled lizards lay eggs in a nest in the ground. When the young hatch out, they take care of themselves.
Diet - Carnivore
Their main diet is insects, such as crickets, cockroaches, hornworms, silkworms, soldier fly larvae, and small vertebrates such as mice.
The frilled lizard can be 90 centimetres long and weigh 0.5 kilograms.
Frilled lizards are found in Northern Australia.
The IUCN (International Union for Conservation of Nature and Natural Resources) regards that the frilled lizard is not yet in danger of extinction.
Dry season fires are the main threat of the frilled lizard. Predation by cats and the arrival of the Cane toad in its habitat are other factors.
The population status of the frilled lizard is unknown.
There are around 300 frilled lizards in zoos around the world.