Lizard Life Cycle

Lizard life cycle

General Information About Lizards Did you know that these reptile species have persisted for about 200 million years? Their characteristics depend on the species. For instance, in some species, lizards can weigh as little as 0.5 gms or as much as 150 kgs, like Komodo dragons. These reptiles live on land, mainly underground in winter, … Read more

Anole Lizard

Green Anole Lizard

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Iguania Family:     Dactyloidae Genus:        Anolus The anoles or anolis belongs to the Dactyloidae family and is a genus of Iguanian (anole) lizards. These lizards are at times referred as Anoles or Anole Lizards; they are small in size and … Read more

Monitor Lizard

Monitor Lizard

The monitor lizard is a member of the order Squamata, the family Varanidae, and the genus Varanus. That specific species of lizard has a variety of subgenres. The Arabic term for dragon or lizard beast is where its name – Varanus, originates from. The monitor lizard’s habit of standing on its hind legs to survey … Read more

Basilisk Lizard

Basilisk Lizard

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Iguania or Sauria Family:     Corytophanidae Genus:        Basiliscus Species:        B. basiliscus Binomial name:        Basiliscus basiliscus In the Southern and Central American rainforests, adjacent to the streams you see the common basilisk (Basiliscus basiliscus) lizards. The basilisk lizard remains a … Read more

Curly Tail Lizard

Curly Tail Lizard

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Iguania Family:     Leiocephalidae Genus:        Leiocephalus The curly-tailed lizard belongs  to the Lizard family Leiocephalidae, they spread over a wide area in  most of the regions of the Caribbean, but not much extensive study has covered these animals.. Generally, everyone knows about … Read more

Horned Lizard

Horned Lizard

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Lacertilia Family:     Phrynosomatide Genus:        Phrynosoma The horned lizard, belonging to the lizard family Phrynosomatidae, genus Phrynosoma is a well known lizard known by the names “horned frog”, “horny toad”, or “horned toad”, but it is neither a frog nor a toad. … Read more

Mountain Horned Lizard

Mountain Horned Lizard

Mountain Horned lizards have slim bodies; their tails are normally longer than their body. They grow to lengths of between 10 – 15 inches that varies according to their species.  The color of a healthy Mountain Horned Lizard varies from deep brown to brilliant green, which again differs according to the animal sex and variety. The ridge on … Read more

Weird Lizards (A Compilation)

Thorny Devil Lizard

Thorny Mountain Devil Lizard (Moloch horridus) The thorny dragon a k a thorny devil belongs to the species Moloch horridus.  This is basically Australian in origin.  They call this lizard by  many names. Thorny devil, Thorny lizard, the Moloch and Mountain devil are a few of them.  This is the one and only species of the genus Moloch.   Thorny devil grows to … Read more

Sand Lizard

Sand Lizard

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Family:     Lacertidae Tribe:     Lacertini Genus:        Lacerta Species:        L. agilis Binomial name:        Lacerta agilis One among the rarest reptiles of UK is the Sand Lizard Lacerta agilis. They take pleasure in dwelling in sandbank and moorlands. You can  observe them basking on exposed … Read more

Black Throated Monitor Lizard

Black Throated Monitor Lizard

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Class:       Sauropsida Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Scleroglossa Family:     Varanidae Genus:        Varanus Species:        V. albigularis Subspecies:        V. albigularis ionidesi Binomial name:        Varanus albigularis The Black-throated monitor Lizard (Varanus Albigularis Ionidesi), otherwise addressed as a Black throat monitor, is a massive lizard possessing a calm temper as … Read more

Red Eyed Crocodile Skinks

Red Eyed Crocodile Skinks

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Sauria Infraorder:        Scincomorpha Family:     Scincidae Genus:        Tribolonotus Species:        T. gracilis Binomial name:        Tribolonotus gracilis Crocodile Skinks belong to the species Tribolonotus gracilis.   They also call it  , though rarely, as Red-Eyed Crocodile Skinks or  bush crocodile skink. … Read more

Toadhead Agamas

Toadhead Agamas

Scientific Classification Kingdom:   Animalia Phylum:     Chordata Subphylum:     Vertebrata Class:       Reptilia Order:        Squamata Suborder:        Sauria Family:     Agamidae Subfamily:     Agaminae Genus:        Phrynocephalus The genus Phrynocephalus  consists of 44 species of gamid lizards, which are of medium size. These lizards, you  commonly know as toadhead agamas (Agama Phrynocephalus Arabicus) or even as Toad-Headed Agamas. Toad headed … Read more