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.
There are approximately 3,000 species of lizards. Most of them have legs, but there are some without them. The shape and the length of their tails also vary. One of the smallest lizards is a species of chameleon, which is only 1.6 inches long, while the long Komodo dragon can reach up to 3 meters in length. Lizards are known to live anywhere in the world except in the Antarctic.Learn More
Eastern collared lizards are a colorful species found between Kansas, northern Mexico and Missouri. They are popular in the pet trade and are often bred in captivity.Full Answer >
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 >
Most lizards are omnivores, however, what a lizard eats is largely influenced by its size. With over 3,800 different species of lizard, there is no set diet between them.Full Answer >
A Jesus Christ lizard, also called the "common basilisk," is a South American reptile that runs across the surface of water on its hind legs. Walking on water is a reputed miracle of the religious figure, Jesus, demonstrating his dominion over nature.Full Answer >