Leapin' Lizards!

Really Rad Reptiles

 

Let's take a look at lizards. Chances are, you've seen at least one kind of lizardAnimal that has a long, scaly body, four legs (usually), and a long tail. It is cold-blooded and has a backbone. in your backyard, but did you know there are more than 4,675 lizardAnimal that has a long, scaly body, four legs (usually), and a long tail. It is cold-blooded and has a backbone. speciesA group of individuals that have many of the same characteristics, and are different from all other animals in some important way. Hamsters and mice are two different species of rodent. in the world? Those include iguanas, chameleons, geckos, Gila monsters, monitors, and skinks. Lizards belong to a group of animals known as reptiles, and they are the most closely related to snakes.

 

In general, lizards have a small head, short neck, and long body and tail. Most lizards have eyelids, just like we do, that clean and protect their eyes when they blink. But some lizards, like geckos, can’t blink! Instead, they have a clear membrane that shields their eyes from dirt or bright sun and use their tongue to clean their eyes.

 

Lizards come in just about all sizes. The largest is the Komodo dragon, which can grow as big as 10 feet long. The smallest lizardAnimal that has a long, scaly body, four legs (usually), and a long tail. It is cold-blooded and has a backbone. is the dwarf gecko, which is less than an inch long!