More information about Frilled Lizards
Special anatomical, physiological
The ability of the Frilled Lizards to spread its frill is very interesting. The frill is extended when the lizard opens his mouth widely. The frills composed of rods made out of cartilage. These rods are connected to the tongue and jaw muscles. The frill is a bright color and is only extended when the lizard is frightened.
Comments about the lizards of the Fort Worth Zoo:
The lizards are between the ages of 5 and 20 years
old. The Fort Worth Zoo received the Frilled Lizards from the US Fish and
Wildlife. The US Fish and Wildlife confiscated the lizards at the airport,
where they were going to be exported.
noticed the male Frill Lizards are very hostile towards each other. However,
the baby lizards (male and female) get along with each other very well.
Also, I noticed the lizards hardly, ever shows its frill at the zoo.
Juvenile Frilled Lizards at the FWZ Herpetarium Nursery
Sources and Links
Reptiles and Amphibians at the Fort Worth Zo