Lizards

Central Bearded Dragon

Unique lizards

The bearded agama is a species of lizard that can reach a total length of up to 60 cm, with the tail accounting for more than half. They vary in color, including brown, reddish brown, red, yellow, white, and orange. During the morning and early evening they sun themselves on branches or rocks, and retreat to shady areas or burrows during the hottest part of the afternoon.

Characteristics

Order:
Squamata

Family:
Agamidae

Scientific name:
Pogona vitticeps

Habitat:
Forest, savannah

Origin:
Australia

Current trend:
Unknown

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
5-10 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Veiled Chameleon

A virtuoso of mimicry

Yemeni chameleons are born bright green, and become more colorful as they mature. They are known for color changes that depend on various factors, including aggression, stress, reproduction.

Characteristics

Order:
Squamata

Family:
Chamaeleonidae

Scientific name:
Chamaeleo calyptratus

Habitat:
Shrubs, lawn

Origin:
Asia

Current trend:
Stable

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
6-8 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Rough-scaled Plated Lizard

Armored lizard

The Sudanese plate lizard is a medium-sized lizard. It has a robust body, short limbs and is recognizable by its heavily armored appearance. They are usually very shy, but they are tame and can be tamed quickly.

Characteristics

Order:
Squamata

Family:
Gerrhosauridae

Scientific name:
Gerrhosaurus major

Habitat:
Savannah, rocky areas

Origin:
Africa

Current trend:
Unknown

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
10-20 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Common Green Iguana

Green elegance

The green iguana, with a length that can reach over 1.5 meters, is often a pet. Although it requires special care and room conditions, the green iguana is a favorite among lizard lovers.

Characteristics

Order:
Squamata

Family:
Iguanidae

Scientific name:
Iguana iguana

Habitat:
Forest

Origin:
Central and North America

Current trend:
Unknown

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
10-15 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Common Wall Lizard

A colorful lizard

The common wall lizard is a small species of lizard that is widely distributed in Europe. It is characterized by small dimensions, diverse colors and patterns. Its enemies are birds, snakes, cats and weasels, and in case of danger, it can throw off its tail to defend itself, and a new one grows over time.

Characteristics

Order:
Squamata

Family:
Lacertidae

Scientific name:
Podarcis muralis

Habitat:
Forest, rocky areas, grassland

Origin:
Europe

Current trend:
Stable

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
5-10 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Lacerta viridis

Master of colors

Zelembac is a type of European lizard that is characterized by a green color, a turquoise blue neck during mating and a long tail. These fast lizards inhabit various regions, including the Balkan Peninsula, the Caucasus and Asia Minor.

Characteristics

Order:
Squamata

Family:
Lacertidae

Scientific name:
Lacerta viridis

Habitat:
Meadows, rock gardens, bushes

Origin:
Europe, Asia Minor

Current trend:
Decrease

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
up to 10 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Red Tegu

American lizards

The red lizard is a lizard native to western Argentina, Bolivia and Paraguay. It is sold worldwide as a pet because of its easy care. As hatchlings, most red lizards have little or no red coloration, but develop red color as adults.

Characteristics

Order:
Squamata

Family:
Teiidae

Scientific name:
Salvator rufescens

Habitat:
Forest, savannah

Origin:
South America

Current trend:
Unknown

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
15-20 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

Savanna Monitor

Black lizard

The savannah lizard is a medium-sized species of lizard that originates from Africa. This is a strong and robust animal, with short paws and legs. The maximum size rarely exceeds 100 cm. The color of the skin varies depending on the habitat area. They have sharp teeth.

Characteristics

Order:
Squamata

Family:
Varanidae

Scientific name:
Varanus exanthematicus

Habitat:
Forest, savannah

Origin:
Africa

Current trend:
Unknown

Number of individuals in the world:
Unknown

Lifetime:
up to 10 years

*Source iucnredlist.org

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