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FEATURED CRITTER: Thorny Devil   Other Critters

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12/16/17

FEATURED CRITTER:  Thorny Devil

16 Dec 2017

The thorny devil (Moloch horridus) is also known as the thorny dragon or the mountain devil. It’s a small (up to 8 inches in length), spiky lizard native to Australia. They live in the arid scrubland and desert of the interior of the continent. Thorny devils are the only species in the genus Moloch, and they can live between six and 20 years.

Thorny devils have a number of defenses against predators and specializations for living in the desert. But do they live up to their name of devil? Read on to find out.

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Thorny Devil | National Geographic

This scary looking lizard gives the phrase "you little devil" a whole new meaning. ? Subscribe: http://bit.ly/NatGeoSubscribe About National Geographic: Nati...

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Australia's Dragon-Like 'Thorny Devil' Lizard - Natural Born Thrillers

Subscribe to Getty Images TV on YouTube: http://gtty.im/2r0Jgyx This dragon-like lizard native to Australia moves in a slow, jerky way, freezing when it feel...

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