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Thorny Devil lizard - Moloch Horridus by pojic, via Flickr

Thorny Devil lizard - Moloch Horridus by pojic, via Flickr

Thorny Devil♦The thorny devil is found throughout the arid regions of Western Australia, the Northern Territory, south-western Queensland and western South Australia, living in sand, spinifex grasslands and scrub. It is very common throughout the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, especially in the red sands on Peron Peninsula, and at Nanga and on the coastal highway south of Carnarvon.

Thorny Devil♦The thorny devil is found throughout the arid regions of Western Australia, the Northern Territory, south-western Queensland and western South Australia, living in sand, spinifex grasslands and scrub. It is very common throughout the Shark Bay World Heritage Area, especially in the red sands on Peron Peninsula, and at Nanga and on the coastal highway south of Carnarvon.

Real Life Dragon found in Indonesia. The photos were taken in Buton, Indonesia, in the Lambusango Forest reserve.

Real Life Dragon found in Indonesia. The photos were taken in Buton, Indonesia, in the Lambusango Forest reserve.

I used to have one of these as a pet....her name was grouchie...deserving-ly so.

I used to have one of these as a pet....her name was grouchie...deserving-ly so.

The Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus), also known as the Thorny Dragon, Mountain Devil, Thorny Lizard, or the Moloch is an Australian lizard. It is the sole species of genus Moloch and grows up to 20 cm (8 in) in length and can live up to 20 years. The Thorny Devil lizard is coloured in camouflaging shades of desert browns and tans; these change from pale colours when warm to darker colours when cold.

The Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus), also known as the Thorny Dragon, Mountain Devil, Thorny Lizard, or the Moloch is an Australian lizard. It is the sole species of genus Moloch and grows up to 20 cm (8 in) in length and can live up to 20 years. The Thorny Devil lizard is coloured in camouflaging shades of desert browns and tans; these change from pale colours when warm to darker colours when cold.

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