There are about 40 species of lizards, and in about 10 of those species, there are no males.
The Chihuahua whiptail lizard flicks out its tongue more than 700 times an hour.
The tuatara lizard of New Zealand has a couple of eyes where you’d expect them to be and a third eye with a crude lens on the top of its head. That eye doesn’t work the way a regular eye works. Scientists don’t know what it’s for.
The tuatara only breathes once an hour.
Lizards remain motionless 90 percent of their lives.
Why most lizards have movable eyelids while no snake does is a mystery.
A gila monster’s poison contains an enzyme that dissolves the acid that cements cells together. That’s what kills its victims...turns their insides to mush.
Did you know...
Halibut tend to remain calm during a crisis; salmon tend to panic.