Is thorny devil venomous?
The thorny devil, also called the thorny dragon, mountain devil, thorny lizard, or the moloch, is not a venomous animal. Its thorns are not toxic.
What taxonomy is the thorny devil in?
SuborderIguania iguanes, IguanasFamilyAgamidae Old World Arboreal Lizards, Agamid LizardsSubfamilyAmphibolurinaeGenusMoloch Gray, 1841SpeciesMoloch horridus Gray, 1841 Thorny Devil11 more rows
Why are thorny devils spiky?
Adaptations. The thorny devil is diurnal (active during the day time). The spikes all over their bodies help them get a drink of water in the dry sand country. In the mornings they rub up against dew drops on the spinifex and the moisture runs between the spikes along grooves that run directly into their mouths.