Boyd's Forest Dragon

Zoo Location: Reptile Tropics
 Boyd's Forest Dragon
Habitat

The Boyd's forest dragon is only found in the rainforests of North Eastern Queensland, Australia.

Wild Diet

They eat invertebrates such as earthworms, mealworms, locusts and crickets.

Behaviour

They are a territorial species – females will have smaller territories that overlap males. These lizards don’t bask in the sun, instead let their body temperature fluctuate with air temperature (thermoconforming rather than thermoregulating).

Breeding

Adults are sexually dimorphic; males are larger than females with blocky heads. Around 1 to 6 eggs are laid in shallow nests and will hatch after three months.

Conservation

This species is currently listed as being of Least Concern.

 Boyd's Forest Dragon  Boyd's Forest Dragon

INFORMATION

  • Latin Name: Lophosaurus boydii
  • Class: Reptiles
  • Order: Squamata
  • Conservation status: Least Concern
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