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  Boyd's Forest Dragon (Hypsilurus boydii)





Boyd's Forest Dragon | Hypsilurus boydii photo
Boyd's Forest Dragon, Daintree rainforest, Queensland

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Boyd's Forest Dragon | Hypsilurus boydii photo
Boyd's Forest Dragon photographed at the Brisbane Pet and Animal Expo

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REPTILE FACTS

Description
Boyd's Forest Dragon is a lizard with large pointed scales on a crest behind the head. These reptiles spend much of their time perching on the side of tree trunks just one or two metres from the ground waiting to ambush prey

Size
head and body length of about 15cm with its long tail adding another 30cm to total length

Habitat
only found in the rainforests of north eastern Queensland. Spends most of its time in trees

Food
beetles, spiders, crickets, ants, earthworms

Breeding
lay one to six eggs in a shallow hole

Range
Boyd's Forest Dragon is found around Cooktown in north Queensland , and the Atherton Tableland region and south to Paluma near Townsville



Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata (Sauria)
Family:Agamidae
Genus:Hypsilurus
Species:boydii
Common Name:Boyd's Forest Dragon

Relatives in same Genus
  Southern Angle-headed Dragon (H. spinipes)