Fun Facts about Lizards

Lizards are in the class called Reptilia (reptiles) and in the order Squamata – which also includes snakes.

There are over 3,000 lizard species throughout the world and they are found all over the world except for Polar Regions (The polar regions are the coldest places on earth, hardly seeing the sun during the winter and having sun 24 hours a day in the summer.).

Most lizards live in trees or on the ground; only a few live in the water.

In this blog post series, we present to you interesting facts about lizards. Enjoy:

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  • Lizards are small cold-blooded reptiles that have a long tail, eyelids, and usually have four legs with five toes on each foot (a group of lizards called amphisbaenas have no legs).
  • Lizards vary in size from under 3 inches (7.5 cm) long to over 10 feet (3 m) long. The Komodo Dragon is one of the largest lizards.
  • Lizards also vary in color. Ground and tree-dwelling lizards are usually brightly-colored. Desert lizards are usually camouflage so they blend into their surroundings.

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Do you know other interesting facts about lizards? Share them with us in the comment box. Share the fun, share the knowledge.

Do you know other interesting facts about lizards? Share them with us in the comment box. Share the fun, share the knowledge.

 

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