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Moloch horridus (Thorny Devil) is a species of Squamata in the family agamid lizards. It is found in Australasia. It is an ambush predator. Individuals can grow to 49.04 g. Thorny Devil has sexual reproduction. Reproduction is oviparous and dioecious. Thorny Devil relies on running to move around.

  • URI: http://eol.org/schema/terms/ambush
  • Definition: organisms that capture or trap prey by stealth or by strategy (typically not conscious strategy), rather than by speed or by strength.
  • Comment: synonym: sit-and-wait predator
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  • URI: http://purl.obolibrary.org/obo/GO_0019953
  • Definition: Capable of creating a new organism by combining the genetic material of two gametes, which may come from two parent organisms or from a single organism, in the case of self-fertilizing hermaphrodites.
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Known occurrences, collected specimens and observations of Thorny devil. View this species on GBIF