Lizard (Lacertilia) | Characteristics, Habitats & Amazing Facts

Name - Lizard


Scientific Name : Lacertilia

Type : Reptile 

Age : 1 – 30 Years 

Diet : Omnivore


Physical Characteristics:

Weight : 0.01kg – 300kg

Top Speed : 15mph

Colour : Black , Brown , Yellow , Green 

Skin Type : Scales 

Lifespan : 1 -30 Years 

Current Population :

Current Population Trend :

Native : United Kingdom



Main Pray : Insects , Birds , Small Rodents 

Habitat : Warm Forests And Deserts

Predators : 0.02

Average Litter Size : 18

Lifestyle : Solitary 

Favorite Food : Insects 

Amazing Facts

  • Lizards are reptiles.

  • Some lizards can detach their tails if caught by predators.

  • 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 however, 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.

  • Chameleons generally eat insects.

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

  • Geckos have no eyelids.

  • Geckos have unique toes which allow them to be good climbers.

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

  • Green iguanas are popular pets.

  • The Komodo dragon is the largest type of lizard, growing up to 3 metres (10 feet) in length.

  • They are found on a number of different Indonesian Islands.

  • Komodo dragons are carnivores (meat eaters) and can be very aggressive.

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