Moloch horridus

6 Thorny Devil at Cape Range National Park, WA

Moloch horridus at Cape Range National Park, WA - 18 Nov 2022
Moloch horridus at Cape Range National Park, WA - 18 Nov 2022
Moloch horridus at Cape Range National Park, WA - 18 Nov 2022
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Identification history

Moloch horridus 17 Jan 2023 natureguy
Moloch horridus 17 Jan 2023 AaronClausen

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3 comments

   18 Feb 2023
I've wanted to see one of these since first seeing one in a book as a little kid.
jks wrote:
   21 Feb 2023
I’d love to share my experience hunting for these guys with Aṉangu in central aus. The signs in the landscape were such a thrill. Tracks and latrines of ant skeletons - they visit every day like a habitual old man visiting the John.
AaronClausen wrote:
   10 May 2023
That is awesome @jksmits - incredible creatures I would love to see that. Only saw the one.

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Sighting information

  • 1 Abundance
  • 18 Nov 2022 10:04 AM Recorded on
  • AaronClausen Recorded by

Additional information

  • Alive / healthy Animal health

Species information

  • Moloch horridus Scientific name
  • Thorny Devil Common name
  • Not Sensitive
  • Local native
  • Non-Invasive
  • Up to 18m Recorded at altitude
  • Machine learning

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