THORNY DEVIL FACTS
The Thorny Devil is an unusual little reptile covered in thorns including spines above each eye. This lizard belongs to the dragon family and is completely harmless. Thorny Devils have the ability to change colour from yellow to reddish brown to black, depending on which type of soil it is crossing. They each maturity after 3 years and live for about 20 years.
9cm long (head and body length). 20cm including tail
deserts and light bushland
Molochs eat ants caught using their tongue
The female Thorny Devil lays about 3 to 10 eggs underground, between September and January. The eggs hatch 3 to 4 months later.
Thorny Devils are found in inland areas of West Australia, South Australian and Northern Territory. It feeds on ants.
Map is from Atlas of Living Australia website at http://biocache.ala.org.au licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia License
|Common Name:||Thorny Devil|