Lizards usually have a small head, a short neck and a long tail. There are more than 4,600 species of lizards including iguanas, chameleons, geckos and gila monsters, among others.


Skink is a family of small, ground-dwelling lizards. Skinks are usually less than one foot (30 cm) in length is and have conical or blunt-shaped heads, cylindrical bodies is and tapering tails.

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  • Are Komodo dragons' mouths deadlier than cobras' venom?

    Are Komodo dragons' mouths deadlier than cobras' venom?

    A Komodo dragon's bite is a deadly cocktail of bacteria and venom. But is it worse than a cobra's bite? Who would win in the hypothetical battle of lizards versus snakes? See more »

  • Basilisk


    Basilisk, the common name of several tropical American lizards of the iguana family. See more »

  • Chameleon


    Chameleon is a tree-dwelling lizard having the ability to change color and to move each eye independently. See more »

  • Chuckwalla


    Chuckwalla is a stout lizard native to the southwestern United States. It grows to a length of about 18 inches (45 cm). See more »

  • Dragon of Komodo

    Dragon of Komodo

    Dragon of Komodo, or Ora, the largest living lizard. It is named after Komodo, one of several small Indonesian islands on which it is found. See more »

  • Flying Dragon

    Flying Dragon

    Flying Dragon is a tree-dwelling lizard that can glide through the air from tree to tree. See more »

  • Gecko


    Gecko is any of more than 400 species of small harmless lizards found in warm climates. See more »

  • Glass Snake

    Glass Snake

    Glass Snake is a legless lizard of southern United States. The name refers to the brittle tail, glassy appearance is and snakelike body and motions. See more »

  • Horned Toad

    Horned Toad

    Horned Toad, or Horned Lizard is a desert lizard of the western United States and Mexico. See more »

  • Iguana


    Iguana is a large lizard of tropical America. The largest iguanas attain a length of about six feet (1.8 m), over half of which is tail. See more »

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