About this object

The lizard's body has conical spines all over, including spines above each eye and a hump behind its head which is spiny, the tail is also spiny. The colour changes on the body from yellow to reddish brown to black, depending on the substrate. The total length they can reach is 20 cm.

Object specifics

  • Accession no.
  • Scientific name
    Moloch horridus Gray, 1841
  • Classification
  • Common name
    Thorny Devil
  • Collector
  • Date collected
  • Place collected
  • Measurements
  • Credit line
    Donated by the Liverpool University Zoology Museum, 1999
  • Red Book Data status
  • Other number(s)
    previous number: 2000.1.78
Object view = Natural Science
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