Lizards number approximately four thousand species-more than all the other reptile species put together. They are found
on every major land mass outside the cooler reigions of the world.
Vegetarians like the Desert Iguana, Chuckwallas are usually found around rocks. They have an interesting ability to swallow
air and fills its body like a balloon. When threatened it enters a crack in the rocks and fills up with air, making it more
difficult to pull from its spot. This was a favorite food of local Indians.
FRILLED LIZARD / chamydosaurus kingii
SIZE: 18 to 37 inches (45 to 95 cm)
RANGE: Forests, scrublands
HABITAT: southern new guinea to australia
LIFE CYCLE: Egg-laying; four to thirteen eggs
GRAY BURROWING LIZARD / blanus cinereus
SIZE: 8 to 12 inches (20 to 30 cm)
RANGE: spain, portugal, north western africa
HABITAT: woodlands with moist, sandy soil
LIFE CYCLE: probably egg laying