An agama lizard, native to Africa, is a lizard that is often called a rainbow lizard because the dominant male has an orange or yellow head, and a blue body and tail. The subordinate males' bodies may be brown, gray, yellow or blue, while females are brown or green.
Agama lizards live in a group that consists of the dominant male, numerous females and a few subordinate males. Dominance is determined by fighting. The winner mates with the females and gets the best spot for sunning. Agama lizards can live up to 28 years in the wild and grow up to 16 inches in length.Learn More
The lifespan of most lizard species varies from 1 to 20 years in length. The lizard species and whether or not it lives in captivity, is the reason for the variance in life expectancy. There are more than 3,800 species of lizards.Full Answer >
Lizards belong to a class of animals called reptiles, or reptilia, which contains over 8,225 species. Reptiles are cold-blooded vertebrates that breathe air. Most of them are egg-laying, except for some vipers and constrictor snakes as well as some lizards.Full Answer >
A baby lizard is often referred to as a hatchling, though this term is not exclusive to lizards as most animals that are hatched from eggs can also be referred to as such. It is possible that some individual species may have more specific names for their babies. As of June 2014, there are about 4,675 species of lizards throughout the world, located on every continent except Antarctica.Full Answer >
Wall lizards have a life expectancy between 5 and 10 years. This varies based upon whether they are being raised by a pet owner or are living in the wild.Full Answer >