Reptile of the Day – Thorny Dragon

Today’s reptile is the Thorny Dragon, Moloch horridus (Australia) — as its name suggests, this Australian lizard’s body is dominated by intimidating spikes in order to look unappealing and fend off predators.

Occupying scrublands and deserts primarily, the Thorny Dragon’s coloration is perfect for blending in and feasting on ants, its main source of nutrition.

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Photo Courtesy: statravel.co.uk

 

 

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^ The face says it all ^

Photo courtesy: australiangeographic.com.au

4 thoughts on “Reptile of the Day – Thorny Dragon

    • Hi Isaac, those would be horned lizards aka horny toads, of which I’ve had the pleasure of personally capturing a few myself out in the desert of Borrego in Southern California. Their Wiki page:

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