Thorny Devil Lizard Looks Scary

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The thorny devil, also known as Thorny Lizard or the Moloch Horridus. It is best known for having an extremely spiky looking appearance. It is covered by hard sharp spines to dissuade predators by making it difficult to swallow. It lives only in Australia in the arid scrub and desert. It has a false head on its back that it use it when it feels threatened. It lowers its head between its front legs, and only the false head is visible.

Latin Binomial Name: Moloch Horridus
Type: Reptile
Diet: Omnivore
Size: 15-20cm (5.9-8in)
Weight:70-95g (2.5-3.4oz)
Top Speed: 60km/h (37mph)
Life Span: 12-20 years

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