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Thorny Devils (lizard)

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The thorny devil is an Australian lizard. As the name suggest, its body is completely covered in thorny spikes.
The thorny devil has thorns/spikes on its back that help it to ward off predators in its environment. It has an extra protuberance on the back of its head which may appear to be like a second head to would-be predators. These spikes have another function, and that is to help channel water towards …
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The Tasmanian Devil (Sarcophilus harrisii) is a carnivorous marsupial mammal that is native to Tasmania, the island state of Australia located off the southeast coast of the continent. It was once widespread on the Australian mainland, but the arrival of the Dingo and possibly climate change at the …
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Answer Thorny devils mostly eat ants and termites, keeping their populations down, and are in turn preyed on by bustards (a type of bird about the size of a chicken.)
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Between 3,000 and 6,000 pounds.
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yes they do they have 2-3 at one time.
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the thorny devil has spines and an impermeable skin to save all water, it also secretes urine that has had all the water taken out by a special function in the liver. the water is mainly absorbed through the skin and when its in its burrow the walls trap the water lost by respiration and the devil c…
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The Thorny devil, an unusual spiky lizard of Australia, is currently neither endangered not officially threatened, but its numbers are decreasing. These desert-dwelling reptiles are protected under Australia's Wildlife Conservation Act. As with many Australian native animals, its greatest threat co…
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The Thorny Devil is an insectivorous reptile found in Australia's arid interior. It has few predators apart from some brave birds of prey, and it feeds solely on small black ants.
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They are 63-65 millimeters long. Tough question!
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The thorny devil has thorns/spikes on its back that help it to ward off predators in its environment. It has an extra protuberance on the back of its head which may appear to be like a second head to would-be predators. These spikes have another function, and that is to help channel water toward…
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no it can not
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The thorny devil's scales change color due to seasonal changes. Also, differences in temperature affect them. This makes these animals seem almost invisible to predators, which gives them a better chance for survival. However, if they do get faced with a predator they tuck their heads under their bo…
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It damage the thorny devil.
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Thorny devils live in the desert and semi-arid outback regions of Australia. It thrives in sandy or sandy loam regions where it is camouflaged against the ground, and where the main vegetation is spinifex or sparse mallee scrub. The thorny devil, which is also sometimes known as the Moloch, is most…
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Their predators are brown falcons,bustards (A Type Of Bird),And man. They live up to 20 years old. They live in hot places like the desert or in other hot or sometimes warm places. They have Scales & Spikes as protection from most animals that would harm them otherwise. They eat ants & termi…
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Australia's thorny devil is only a couple of centimetres in height.
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Adult male thorny devils typically weigh between 75 and 90 grams, with females tending to be heavier.
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The Australian thorny devil is covered with soft spines. When water lands on the thorny devil's back, whether by rain or just overnight dew, it runs down the reptile's spines and along thousands of tiny grooves, which carry the water to the corners of the thorny devil's mouth. Its colouring ranges f…
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The thorny devil's ecosystem is desert and semi-arid areas where vegetation is predominantly either mallee scrub or spinifex.
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The average life span of the thorny devil is around 15 years. In protective captivity, away from predators and the danger of being run over by cars, thorny devils may live to 20 years.
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Natural predators of the thorny devil are birds of prey such as brown falcons and bustards.
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Thorny devils reproduce by laying eggs. They lay between 3 and 10 ten eggs at a time, underground, during Australia's spring-summer season. The eggs hatch around 3-4 months later. The parents have no part in raising the young thorny devils, which are capable of looking after themselves as soon as th…
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I think he eats mainly ants. The Thorny devil of Australia feeds exclusively on ants. It prefers small, black ants of the Iridomyrmex flavipes species.
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what eats a desert lizard called the thorny devil
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Yes. Thorny devils live in the desert and semi-arid outback regions of Australia. It thrives in sandy or sandy loam regions where it is camouflaged against the ground, and where the main vegetation is spinifex or sparse mallee scrub. It is mostly found in the western two-thirds of the continent, thr…
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The Thorny devil, a strange, spiky lizard of Australia, feeds exclusively on ants. It prefers small, black ants of the Iridomyrmex flavipes species.
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Thorny devils are Australian reptiles. Specifically, they are lizards specially adapted to live in dry conditions. The upper part of their bodies are covered with sharp spikes which serve two functions: defence, and to channel all moisture towards their mouth.The Thorny Devil lives in the desert and…
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spikey retile
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Thorny devils are small, slow-moving lizards. The upper part of their bodies are covered with sharp spikes which serve two functions: defence, and to channel all moisture towards their mouth. Their colouring fits in with their environment. Those in sandier desert areas will have the mottled colourin…
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Some birds of prey such as Brown Falcons and bustards prey on thorny devils, but a major danger for populations living near humans is the danger of being run over.Bustards (A type of bird),Humans,And Brown falcons
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standing in front of a ant trail and scooping them up
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No. Thorny devils feed exclusively on ants. They prefer small, black ants of the Iridomyrmex flavipes species.
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The biome of a thorny devil is the desert. Thorny devils are native to the deserts and inland, arid and semi-arid regions of Australia. They are not restricted to just the hot northern regions, but are also found throughout the southern deserts where the temperatures get very cold at night in winter…
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The Thorny devil, an unusual thorny lizard of desert regions in Australia, is properly classed as an insectivore. It feeds almost exclusively on ants.The Thorny devil, an unusual thorny lizard of desert regions in Australia, is properly classed as an insectivore. It feeds exclusively on ants.
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Birds of prey such as wedge tailed eagle, snakes and larger lizards such as goannas
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Thorny devils have an unusual, awkward gait. As they walk, they move very slowly and jerkily.
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no it dose not it only has one
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Respiratory system of all lizards is alike .
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It is mostly birds of prey which prey on the thorny devil. The main predators are Brown falcons and bustards.
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i am thinking of getting a thorny devil but don't know how much it will be.
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The Simpson Desert is just one of the places where the thorny devil lives. It is mostly found in the western two-thirds of the continent, through Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia.
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no, the thorny devil is diurnal because it is active during the day.
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actually a thorny devil can make a great pet there actually just like bearded dragon
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The average life span of the thorny devil is around 15 years.
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The Australian thorny devil is covered with soft spines. When water lands on the thorny devil's back, whether by rain or just overnight dew, it runs down the reptile's spines and along thousands of tiny grooves, which carry the water to the corners of the thorny devil's mouth. Its colouring ranges f…
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The thorny devil eats only ants. It can eat thousands of ants in a single sitting collecting them up with its sticky tongue. It collects moisture via night dew which forms on the skin and is channelled to the mouth through grooves between its spikes, or rubs itself on vegetation in the early morning…
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The thorny devil is hatched, not born. Its first instinct upon hatching is to dig upwards to the surface as it hatches from eggs that are laid about 30 cm underground,
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Thorny devils live in a range of Australian deserts. The thorny devil, which is also sometimes known as the Moloch, is mostly found in the western two-thirds of the continent, through Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia. This means it can be found in the Gibson Desert, Simp…
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As a lizard, the thorny devil would be likely to be located in the reptile house.
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Yes. The Thorny devil belongs to the order Squamata.
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The phylum of the thorny devil is Chordata. It is a vertebrate, like other reptiles, as well as mammals, birds, fish and amphibians.
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The thorny devil is an egg-laying reptile, so it does not have a "pregnancy". Once the eggs are laid, they take a minimum of three months to hatch, sometimes extending to four months in cooler conditions.
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Thorny devils live in the desert and semi-arid outback regions of Australia. It thrives in sandy or sandy loam regions where it is camouflaged against the ground, and where the main vegetation is spinifex or sparse mallee scrub. Also sometimes known as the Moloch, the thorny devil is mostly found in…
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do they hibranate
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The thorny devil's body is covered with sharp protuberances, or spikes.
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No. The thorny devil obtains water by either of two main methods. It has thorns/spikes on its back that help channel water towards the thorny devil's mouth. Water which lands on the Thorny Devil's back, whether it be overnight condensation or rain, runs along tiny grooves on the animal's body to t…
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Being a reptile, the thorny devil is cold blooded. All reptiles are cold blooded.
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the scientific name is Moloch Horridus
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by eating food
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The Thorny devil of Australia is uniquely adapted to survive in its desert habitat. It has thorns/spikes on its back that help it to ward off predators in its environment. It has an extra protuberance on the back of its head which may appear to be like a second head to would-be predators. These sp…
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The thorny devil has sharp spikes which not only serve to protect it from some predators, but have the useful function of helping channel water towards the thorny devil's mouth. Water which lands on the Thorny Devil's back, whether it be overnight condensation or rain, runs along tiny grooves on the…
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The thorny devil originates from Australia. Thorny devils live in the desert and semi-arid outback regions of Australia. It thrives in sandy or sandy loam regions where it is camouflaged against the ground, and where the main vegetation is spinifex or sparse mallee scrub. The thorny devil, which is…
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The thorny devil has sharp spikes which not only serve to protect it from some predators, but have the useful function of helping channel water towards the thorny devil's mouth. Water which lands on the Thorny Devil's back, whether it be overnight condensation or rain, runs along tiny grooves on the…
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The thorny devil eats only ants. It can eat thousands of ants in a single sitting collecting them up with its sticky tongue. Therefore, it can safely be stated that the thorny devil dislikes anything except for ants.
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No. Thorny devils live exclusively on ants. It prefers small, black ants of the Iridomyrmex flavipes species.
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Thorny devils live in the desert and semi-arid outback regions of Australia. They thrive in sandy or sandy loam regions where they are camouflaged against the ground, and where the main vegetation is spinifex or sparse mallee scrub.
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Thorny devils are unusual lizards, covered all over with sharp thorn-like protuberances. They are not the sort of lizard one is encouraged to pick up - hence the name, devil. They are best avoided.
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Thorny devils breathe using lungs. The thorny devil is a reptile, and all reptiles breathe using lungs.
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No. Thorny devils live exclusively on insects. Specifically, it prefers small, black ants of the Iridomyrmex flavipes species.
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One behavioural adaptation for the Thorny devil is the way it can inflate itself to look bigger, thus deterring predators from coming near. Another adaptation is the way they will hide their head between their front legs and present their false 'head', which is a spiky protuberance on the back of th…
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it can lays up to 10 eggs at a time.
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The thorny devil's back is covered in sharp spikes, or thorns, which it uses to defens itself against predators. It also has a decoy head equipped with more sharp thorns on the back of its neck which it will present to predators, protecting its real head by hiding it between its front legs. It may i…
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No. Thorny devils do not shoot blood out of their eyes. The Texas Horned lizard, Coast horned lizard, and at least two other species, none of which are Thorny devils, will shoot blood from their eyes as a defence mechanism. See the related link below for information about the defences of the Texas …
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Thorny Devils can live up to 20 years.
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As of 2013, the thorny devil is neither endangered not officially threatened, but it could be said to be "in danger" because its numbers are decreasing. These desert-dwelling reptiles are protected under Australia's Wildlife Conservation Act. As with many Australian native animals, its greatest th…
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As of 2013, the thorny devil has not yet been classified as endangered, either by the Australian government, or by the IUCN. (This is despite incorrect information being dispensed by some websites.)
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A iguana looking creature that is pale tan with dark spots at the end of very spiky thorns all over its body. Fun fact: They shoot their blood out of their eyes in order for protection!
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Thorny devil babies do not stay with their parents at all. Thorny devils lay their eggs in chambers in a burrow which is about 30cm deep. After this, they have no further parental involvement. Once the young thorny devils hatch, they are able to begin eating ants immediately.
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As the thorny devil is not endangered, there are no accurate figures available on its population. Websites that state the thorny devil is endangered, with around 1000 reptiles remaining, are incorrect.
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Thorny devils are not native to North America. They are native to Australia.
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Thorny devils live in a range of Australian deserts, all of which are hot deserts. The thorny devil, which is also sometimes known as the Moloch, is mostly found in the western two-thirds of the continent, through Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia. This means it can be fo…
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No. Reptiles cannot fly.
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they catch it with their sticky tongue
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No.
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Thorny Devil (Moloch horridus) is an Australian lizard. It is also known as the Thorny Dragon, Mountain Devil, Thorny Lizard, or the Moloch and is the sole species of genus Moloch. It grows up to 20 cm (8 in) in length and can live up to 20 years, coloured in camouflaging shades of desert browns and…
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It is not recommended. The purpose of the thorns is to deter predators, but the spikes themselves are softer than expected.
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a thorny devil cost 90 to 1,000 dollars
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Yes, it is a lizard
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No. Thorny devils do not live in Tasmania, but in the desert and semi-arid regions of mainland Australia.
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Thorny devils need water daily, but they do not need very much. They can only go for a couple of days without water.
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They don't.Female thorny devils lay between 3 and 10 eggs in a burrow with a chamber. This burrow may be about 30 cm below the surface. After laying the eggs, the female backfills the burrow, leaving a chamber filled with air. She then leaves the eggs.The eggs incubate for anywhere between 3 and 6 m…
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Yes. Thorny devils have small, sharp teeth to enable them to chew stuff
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No. They eat ants.
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No. Thorny devils do not shoot blood. The Texas Horned lizard, Coast horned lizard, and at least two other species, none of which are Thorny devils, will shoot blood from their eyes as a defence mechanism.
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