This display is usually used to discourage predators, as well as in courtship. The lizard is a member of the agamid family which means it a relatively large lizard, growing up to 3 feet in length (91.4 cm). Incredibly, the frill neck lizard is also capable of bipedal locomotion, running on its hind legs! The frill-necked lizard does not have one standard color. Rather, it is characterized by a body that is darker than its frill.
There is only one recorded species of the frill-necked lizard; however, the immense variations of color among the species has lead some scientists to hypothesize more than one species. Like many lizards, frill-necked lizards are largely insectivorous, feeding on cicadas, beetles, and termites. They especially favor butterflies and moths, even more so their larvae.
Though insects are their primary source of food, they also consume spiders, other lizards, and small mammals. Like most members of the agamids (dragons), frill-necked lizards employ an ambush method of hunting, lying in wait for their prey.When the lizards eat, they eat in abundance. These binge periods usually occur during the wet season, when the lizards will ingest hundreds to thousands of alates (ants or termites) in a single meal. A close up portrait of an intimidating frilled neck lizard baring its teeth and exhibiting its frill. The legend FRILLED NECK LIZARD denotes the theme. Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II, in crowned profile facing right. This portrait, featuring Her Majesty wearing a tiara and pearl drop earrings, was executed by the sculptor Ian Rank Broadley.
The legend ELIZABETH II, the date of issue and denomination also appear, while the legend 1 OZ 999 SILVER guarantees the weight and purity. The coin is encapsulated inside a luxurious, lacquered clamshell-style presentation case, lined with black velvet and satin, and protected by an full color outer cardboard box. An individually-numbered certificate of authenticity is included. The item "Niue 2020 Frilled Neck Dragon Lizard Wildlife Up Close $1 Oz Silver HIGH RELIEF" is in sale since Monday, June 29, 2020.
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