Lizards, like many vertebrates, have lungs and a respiratory system that enables them to breathe. They are different from mammals and birds in that they don't have a diaphragm muscle and instead breathe by flexing their ... More »

Lizards belong to a class of animals called reptiles, or reptilia, which contains over 8,225 species. Reptiles are cold-blooded vertebrates that breathe air. Most of them are egg-laying, except for some vipers and constr... More »

The difference between a lizard and a salamander is that a lizard is a reptile and a salamander is an amphibian. Reptiles live solely on land, while amphibians spend part of their time in the water. Hence amphibians need... More »

Basilisk lizards are omnivores with a diet that consists mainly of flowers and insects, with a few small vertebrates thrown in for good measure, including birds, snakes and their eggs. Its range includes Central America ... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Lizards

Lizards survive in the desert because they have many adaptations as reptiles that help them to avoid the extreme heat during the day, the extreme cold during the night and keep moist despite the dry weather. The first of... More »

Lizards reproduce in different ways. While most lizards reproduce by laying eggs after a female is inseminated by a male, other types of lizards reproduce asexually, meaning they do not need a mate in order to produce of... More » Pets & Animals Reptiles Lizards

Lizards hibernate during the cold periods of the year, making their homes in tree trunks, rocks and wherever they can find shelter. Lizards are cold-blooded ecnotherms with no internal heating capabilities, so they must ... More »