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1985 Australia 2 Cents coin pendant necklace fashion jewelry Frill-necked lizard reptile Sydney Melbourne Perth Canberra Brisbane Adelaide Darwin Queensland Victoria Frilled Dragon bicycle lizard Hobart Tasmania n000605

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Australia 2 Cents {1966-2016} 17S

front: Frill-necked Lizard also known as the Frilled Dragon (Chlamydosaurus kingii), endemic to Australia and New Guinea.

The Frill-necked Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) has a large reptile, thin frill around its head, which it displays in order to frighten enemies. To appear even more impressive, it also opens its mouth wide and often rears up on its hind legs. When frightened, this lizard will run away, using its back-legs only, earning it the nickname, the "bicycle lizard."

These lizards spend most of their life in trees (they are primarily arboreal). They live in the north of Australia and in New Guinea. They inhabit moist tropical and warm-temperate forests and in woodlands with shrubby understory. When displayed, the frill is 9.5-14 inches (24-34 cm) wide. When the lizard is at rest, the frill folds down on its shoulders. Adults are over 8 inches (20 cm) long.

• quantity 1
• polished Bronze coin
• diameter: 21.6 mm
• weight: 5.2 g

• 24” brass ball chain {2.5mm thick, lightweight 5 g}
• no chain or cord
• 2-1/2" brass snake keychain with snap end {see last photo}

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