WHAT is a Frill-necked
The frill-necked lizard also known
as the frilled lizard or frilled
dragon, is found mainly in northern
Australia and southern New Guinea.
Its name comes from the large frill
around its neck, which usually
stays folded against the lizard's
body. It is largely arboreal,
spending the majority of the time in
the trees. The lizard's diet consists
mainly of insects and small
vertebrates. The frill-necked
lizard is a relatively large lizard,
averaging 85 cm in length.
-How is the Lizard able to run so fast?
-How is the Lizard able to camouflage
-How is the Lizard born?
-How the lizard is able to survive in the
-Habitat of the animal
- How is the Lizard able to run so fast
The frill neck lizard is special in
running cause when it feels
threatened , it will run away on it’s
hind legs (back legs)really fast .
- How is it able to camouflage itself
so well ?
They have a sand-like colour skin
which camouflages well in the
dozens of nesting sites, digging
holes and probing with their snouts
for temperature conditions that
are just right.(Do you know that the
temperature that the eggs are
covered determines the sex of the
-How the lizard is able to survive in
They spent most of their time up on
tree so the weather does not
really affect them .
-Habitat of the frill-necked lizard
They live in hot tropical climates,
The frill-necked lizard is
ectothermic and maintains
its homeostatic body
temperature by basking
for up to 30 minutes. This
achieves an average of 2–
3 degrees Celsius above
Ectothermic- a cold
Value aspectsThe frill-necked lizard is:
as when it feels
threatened, it will open
its frills to scare off its
as when in danger,it will
run away on two legs at a
National Education Aspects
4) In times of conflict and war, to
whom can we turn?
a)What are some defense mechanisms
the animal has to protect itself?
The frill. It is a piece of skin that
wraps around the neck and attaches
to the jaw. Because of its
attachment to the jaw, when the
frilled neck opens its mouth to hiss or
make noise at a predator or to ward
off competition during mating, the
frill will spread open along with the
jaw. The jaw also helps the frilled
neck to eat.
adapted itself to survive?
-the frill necked lizard will
decrease its activity level to the
lack of food and water during the
dry season but it increases its
activity greatly and takes
advantage of the abundance of food
during the wet season and because
they are properly nourished, the
frilled neck uses the rainy season as
their mating season.
-Because they spend most of their
day perched in the trees, the frilled
neck has developed a highly
effective camouflage. Their
camouflage is a very effective
What is another word for a cold blooded
Can a frill necked lizard run on two
The frill-necked lizard is an/a________
lizard, meaning it spends a majority of its
time in the trees.
The frill-necked lizard , also known as the
frilled lizard or frilled dragon, is found
solely in northern ________ and southern
-How the lizard is able to survive in the hot?
A- Its thick skin
B- Spend time on tree
C- All of the above