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  Southern Angle-headed Dragon (Hypsilurus spinipes)





Southern Angle-headed Dragon | Hypsilurus spinipes photo
Southern Angle-headed Dragon photographed at Lone Pine Koala Sanctuary, Brisbane, Queensland.

Image by ozwildlife - Some rights reserved.



REPTILE FACTS

Description
The Southern Angle-headed Dragon ranges from greenish-grey to brown in colour. Has a raised flap of skin with spines on the neck. It is similar to Boyd's Forest Dragon which has even more prominent spines and flaps.

Size
about 40cm long including the long tail

Habitat
rain forest and wet eucalypt forests.

Food
beetles, cockroaches and spiders.

Breeding
Two to seven eggs are laid in a shallow depression dug into the soil. These hatch in 2-3 months.

Range
South Queensland and northern New South Wales coastal ranges.

distribution map showing range of Hypsilurus spinipes in Australia

Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License




Classification
Class:Reptilia
Order:Squamata (Sauria)
Family:Agamidae
Genus:Hypsilurus
Species:spinipes
Common Name:Southern Angle-headed Dragon

Relatives in same Genus
  Boyd's Forest Dragon (H. boydii)