The Frilled Lizard, found more commonly further north and west of where I
live. This site (from the sanctuary where I sometimes collect macropod dung
for dung beetle baits) http://www.koala.net/ed/animals/liz4.htm says it does
occur round here, though I can't recall seeing one for a long time. We have
a more common local lizard with a similar structure called a Bearded Dragon
----- Original Message -----
From: "Karl Gehrman" <[log in to unmask]>
To: <[log in to unmask]>
Sent: Saturday, April 17, 2004 12:07 PM
Subject: Re: dinosaur saliva
> Remember that great scene in Spielberg's "Jurassic Park"...where "Nedry"
got slimmed by a Dilophosaurus?
> Nedry: "I hope this is over with quick"
> Pure Hollywood invention...there is absolutely no evidence Dilophosaurus
had projectile spit or a frilled neck display.
> Geoff, whats the name of that lizard in Australia that has the running
neck fan thing going on when it it threatened?
> It reminds me of the Basilisk lizard of Central America, sometimes called
the "Jesus Christ Lizard" because of it's ability the run so fast that it
can actually skitter across the surface of water.
> There is a legend about this lizard that says it can also emit a poisonous
gas to kill it's attackers....more ure bunk.