Boyd’s Forest Dragon
This characteristic lizard is one of two “forest dragons” (genus Lophosaurus) living in Australia. This one is larger living in certain rainforests in North East Queensland. It has a distinctive crest and enlarged cheek scales. Males are larger than the females.
- Body plus tail length can reach 45 cm
- Can move fast especially to avoid a predator - perhaps 10 km/hr
- Arboreal lizard inhabiting the rainforests of North East QLD, including the Daintree
- Able to fluctuate its body temperature to the same as the ambient rainforest, avoiding detection from pythons with heat sensing pits