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Giant Frilled Lizard

Found in warm and tropical forests and savannas, these immense lizards are a deadly threat to the unsuspecting traveler. When they aren’t sleeping or stalking prey, giant frilled lizards bask in the sunlight for hours at a time. Explorers sometimes mistakenly think them related to dragons due to their large size, elaborate neck frills (which, when displayed in a show of aggression and dominance, can be mistaken for wings), and ferocious hissing vocalizations used to frighten away creatures too large to eat.

A giant frilled lizard’s primary food sources are oversized arthropods and other invertebrates, but it won’t hesitate to augment its diet with vertebrates, including other lizards, monkeys, and just about anything it can flt into its mouth—even humanoids. Although capable of short bursts of speed, a giant frilled lizard normally lies perfectly still while hunting, hoping to ambush its prey.

Giant Frilled LizardCreature 5

Source Bestiary pg. 229
Perception +11; low-light vision, scent (imprecise) 30 feet
Skills Acrobatics +10, Athletics +14, Stealth +10
Str +5, Dex +1, Con +4, Int -4, Wis +2, Cha +0
AC 22, Fort +13, Ref +12, Will +9
HP 75
Speed 30 feet, climb 30 feet

All Monsters in "Lizard"

Giant Frilled Lizard5
Giant Gecko1
Giant Monitor Lizard2


Source Bestiary pg. 228
Lizards have a wide range of appearances and abilities, but most share a basic reptilian shape—long tails, wide toothy mouths, and four legs. While a few species are capable of movement on two legs for short periods of time, most are strictly quadrupedal. The three species presented here represent the most common and well-known of the larger species.