Types of Lizards
Lizards Species Index
Types of Lizards – Species
There are 5,600 species of lizards that remain on the Earth today. Lizards and snakes are related but are distinguished by their skins and legs.
- Beaded Lizard
The Beaded Lizard is one of only two species that have a very strong venom that they use.
- Carolina Anole or Green Anole
The Carolina Anole or Green Anole is a very interesting type of Lizard. Another name that you may hear it called by is the American Chameleon.
The Chameleon is a very popular type of Lizard due to the fact that it has the ability to change colors based on location.
The Chuckwalla is one of the larger species of Lizards. There are 5 subspecies of this Lizard that have been identified.
- Common Basilisk
The Common Basilisk is a type of Lizard that you will find in quite a few regions.
- Desert Iguana
They are able to do very well in a hot dry climate.
- Frill-Necked Lizard
The Frill-Necked Lizard is also called the Frilled Lizard. Sometimes it is called the Frilled Dragon due to the physical appearance of it.
- Galapagos Marine Iguana
It is one of the few species of Lizards that will forage around the sea and that is classified as a marine reptile.
The Gecko is a very small species of Lizard. There are more than 1,500 different subspecies.
- Gila Monster
The Gila Monster is one species of Lizard that people are afraid of.
- Green Iguana
The Green Iguana is often referred to as the Common Iguana. It is one of the larger species of Lizards.
- Horned Lizard
Many people feel uneasy when they see the Horned Lizard due to the mean appearance of it.
- Komodo Dragon
Out of more than 5,600 species of Lizards, the Komodo Dragon is the largest.
- Leopard Lizard
The Leopard Lizard is one of the most unusually in terms of the colors on it.
The Skink is a very diverse type of Lizard species with a huge number of sub species.
- Thorny Devil
The Thorny Devil is a species of Lizard that has very thick horns all over it. This is often seen as an evil type of Lizard in many cultures due to the physical appearance of it.