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facts about Lizard

facts about Lizard

facts about Lizard:

facts about Lizard

facts Lizard

  • The upper and lower eyelids of chameleons are joined , leaving just a small hole for them to see through . They can move their eyes independently but allowing them to look in two different directions at the same time

  • Chameleons have long tongues which they rapidly extend from their mouth , too fast for human eyes to see properly

  • Lizard generally eat insects

  • Some Lizards have the ability to change color. This helps them communicate with each other and can also be used for camouflage

  • Some Lizards can detach their tails if caught

  • Geckos is also a type of lizards they have toes which allow them to be good climbers

  • Iguanas have a row of spines which run down their back and tail

  • Green Iguana lizards are popular pets

  • The largest type of lizard is Komodo dragon . It can be 3 meters long in length

  • They are found on a number of different Indonesian Islands

  • Komodo dragons are carnivores and can be very aggressive

shingleback lizard

shingleback lizard

shingleback lizard:

Scientific Name : Tiliqua rugosa
Family : Scincidae
Length: up to 31 cm
Weight: Up to 0.9kg
Distribution: Western Australia

shingleback lizard

bobtail lizard

  • Easily one of the strangest reptiles in the world , the Bobtail Skink is a short-tailed , blue-tongued skink that moves relatively slow found in Australia
  • Besides bobtail and "Shingleback", its stumpy and sluggish appearance has earned it many names including Stump-tailed skink , Pine cone Lizard Sleepy Lizard and Bogey
  • They have a triangular head and a bright blue tongue in which its stumpy tail is similar in shape to its head , earning its two headed skink name
  • Scientist believe that this trait possibly evolved as a defense mechanism against predators .

  • Although they are very slow moving lizards, they compensate speed with high defense against predators . One being that their tail which looks like their head can easily confuse many predators

  • When threatened they are observed to open their big mouth widely showing a bright blue tongue that can also scare away potential predators

  • Their thick and bulky armored body and can be found in various colors ranging from dark brown to cream

  • The tail is also contains fat reserves which are drawn upon during brumation in winter . However unlike other lizards they cannot shed their tail

  • They can be found sun basking in open areas along shrub lands and deserts grass lands to sandy dunes
  • Although they have poor speed , they can move up to an average to 450 meters a day

  • The Bobtail Skink is a popular pet among many Australian enthusiasts and animals lovers as they are relatively docile and easy to feed and maintain. However a permit is required if one wishes to keep them in some areas

Calotes versicolor

Calotes versicolor

Calotes versicolor:

Scientific Name ::  Calotes Versicolor
Family: Agamidae
Length: Up to 38 cm
Distribution: Asia

Calotes versicolor

facts about Calotes versicolor

  • Also famously known as the "Oriental Garden Lizard" , Crested Tree Lizard or Eastern Garden Lizard, The Changeable Lizard is as insectivore lizard found widely distributed in Asia and has been introduced in Many other parts of the world .

  • It has a spiny back with 2 small groups of spines perfectly separated from each other.

  • Based from the name , this lizard species can change its color from a general ground ( light brownish olive) color , to a bright red, to black or even to a mixture of both. Interestingly males get a bright red throat in the breeding season.

  • While many mistaken the changeable Lizard to be related to Chameleons due to their color-changing trait they are actually related to iguanas ( which are found only in the New World)

  • Unlike other lizards they do not drop their traits ( Autotomy ) and their tails can be very long , stiff and pointy. Like other reptiles they shed their skins. Like chameleons Changeable Lizards can move each of their eyes in different directions.

  • During the breeding season,, the male's head and shoulder's turns bright orange to crimson and his throat black . Males also turn red-headed after a successful battle with rivals

  • Its name" Crested Tree Lizard " is derived from both males and females having a crest from the head to nearly the tail..

  • Their diet mainly consists of insects , small vertebrates and at its clutches , they prey is shacked about rapidly in order to be stunned only to be swallowed whole afterwards -not being teared up as their teeth are designed for merely gripping prey..

  • Changeable Lizards are quite common and adapted very well to humans ..