Types Of Lizards

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Types Of Lizards


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Reptiles are the cold blooded vertebrates covered in scales or scutes. Reptiles are breath through lungs which are protected by a breastbone called sternum. The common reptiles are snakes, turtles, tortoises, lizards and crocodiles.

Lizards are the most familiar and adaptable reptiles. There are over 3500 different types of lizards all over the world. They are versatile and diverse, and generally live in the tropical zone where it is very warm. Lizards are egg laying animals having the ability to shed their tails to run away from their predators. Most lizards are tetrapods, and can move quickly. However, there are legless lizards and those with only their hind legs.

Lizards come in all colors and sizes live in trees, underground, on the bank of rivers or in the desert.

Lizards are divided into many families depending on the general characteristics like body structure, habitat and what they eat. Each family contains different species. Examples of common family as follows:

  • Geckos: They are tiny tropical lizards with bright green bodies and oversized eyes. They have the unique characteristic of producing different sounds through which they can communicate with each other.
  • Iguanas: These are one of the biggest families of lizards, containing over 700 species. They usually live on trees as well as in water. They are one of the most popular types of lizards because they make friendly pets.
  • Chameleons: They have the characteristic of changing the shades of their scales based on emotions related to fear or reproductive urges.
  • Skinks: They are snake like lizard spread all over the world. Skinks are circular in shape with a small neck and legs. They are usually found in semi-arid environments where they dig burrows for protection.

Some different types of lizards that are more commonly known to people are:

  • Horned lizards
  • Rock lizards
  • Spiny lizards
  • Tree lizards
  • Earless lizards
  • Zebra tailed lizards
  • Gila monsters

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What-Do-Horned-Lizards-Eat      Lizards are widespread group of reptiles with four sprawling limbs, a long tail and dry scaly skin. They are cold blooded, and usually found in hot dry regions. Normally lizards are small in size with a rounded skull, small neck, short sprawling legs and a long tail. Some groups of lizards have spines on its back and sharp prickly scales. They are known as horned lizards or horny toads. More..



 
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