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  • Fact 1 - Definition: Lizards are relatively long-bodied reptiles usually with two pairs of legs and a tapering tail

  • Fact 2 - A reptile is defined as any cold-blooded vertebrate of the class Reptilia including the tortoise, turtles, snakes, lizards, alligators, crocodiles and other extinct forms. Reptiles are members of the (Linnaean) class Reptilia
  • Fact 3 - Reptiles, including lizards are air-breathing, generally "cold-blooded" whose skin is usually covered in scales. Reptiles lay eggs and creeps or crawls on the ground
  • Fact 4 - The skin of a lizard is usually cool and dry - not slimy!
  • Fact 5 - The Tongue of a lizard: The tongue is varied in form and structure. In some it is forked, in others, as the chameleons, club-shaped, and very extensible
  • Fact 6 - There are about 3800 lizard species found all over the world, except for the continent of Antarctica where it is too cold for them to survive

Nile Monitor Lizard

  • Fact 7 - Geckos are tiny lizards and the most common types of geckos are in the following list:

    • Leopard Gecko

    • House Gecko
    • Tokay Gecko
    • Golden Gecko
    • Mourning Gecko
  • Fact 8 - Chameleons are the name of different types of lizards that have the characteristic of changing skin color. The most common types of Chameleons are in the following list:

    • Common Chameleon

    • Veiled Chameleon
    • Four Horned Chameleon
    • Jackson's Chameleon
    • Madagascan Chameleon
    • Fact 9 - Skinks are the name of different types of alert agile lizards with reduced limbs and an elongated bodies covered with shiny scales. The most common types of Skinks are in the following list:
      • Green Tree Skink

      • Blue-tongued Skink
      • Apocathary Skink
      • Desert Skink
      • Striped Skink

Plumed Basilisk

 
  • Fact 10 - Some lizards can squirt blood! Some Horned lizards are able to squirt blood from their eyes as a defence mechanism

  • Fact 11 - Lizards have the ability to shed their tails to run away from their predators. This action is called 'autonomy'
  • Fact 12 - The Gila Monster and the Mexican beaded lizard are both venomous lizards
  • Fact 13 - The largest lizard in the world is the Komodo Dragon which grows to 10 feet. The Komodo Dragon is native to the Komodo Island of Indonesia
  • Fact 14 - Most of the lizard species have suction cups on their feet, which makes them very good climbers
  • Fact 15 - The basilisk and the collared lizard, found in the American continents, have the ability of running on their hind legs. This action is referred to as bipedal locomotion
  • Fact 16 - Flying Lizards: The flying lizard is able to glide from tree to tree due to a membrane that connect their front and rear limbs

Sail Fin Lizard

  • Fact 17 - Other types of lizards include those on the following list:
    • Basilisk
    • Tegus and Greaved Lizard
    • Monitor Lizard
    • Alligator Lizard
    • Crocodile Lizard
    • Flap-footed Lizard
    • Night Lizard
    • Beaded Lizard
    • Burrowing Slow Worm
    • Limbless Skink
    • Burrowing Lizards
  • Fact 18 - An Iguana is a genus of the Lizard family Iguanidae

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