Welcome to our list of the weirdest lizards in the world. If you are the type who jumps at the sight of a lizard, then you are in for a rude shock. There are some lizards you might have not known existed, monster-like, and they might just drive you crazy with fright.
Here is our list of the 10 most weirdest lizards in the world
10. Komodo Dragon
It is the largest living lizard species in the world which grows up to 3m and weighs 70kg on an average. They have 60 teeth and are carnivorous in nature. Their saliva is blood tinged venomous and they attack humans anyhow. Bodywise, they look like the ordinary house lizard, though long.
9. Marine Iguana
They are disgusting clumsy lizards which are as black as the porous rocks on which it crawls on. They are between 200 and 340mm long and weigh 1-13kg, making them to be among the weirdest lizards to exist on the planet. They live on the rocky beaches and can dive up to 9m into the cold water. They feed on algae that they scrape off from the rocks using their flat jaws.
8. Galapagos Land Iguana
They are considered as ugly animals which have a yellowish orange beneath and a brownish red color above. They are between 1 and 1.5m long and weighs up to 11 kg. They like basking on volcanic rocks in the Galapagos Islands mainly Isabella, Fernandina, North Seymour, South Plaza, Santa Cruiz, and Baltra. They are about 5000 to 10,000 remaining lizards which are herbivous in nature but some are carnivores who capture small carrions or pests.
7. Sailfin Water Lizards
They live in the Philippines and they grow to a maximum of 1 meter. They love to live near the rivers where they do their swimming thing. They are the smallest omnivores who love, the only the small ones. They have a sail like structure with the tails and their crests, making them appear very Mesozoic. The male ones show a red, violet or blue color.
6. Flying Gecko
They are lizard which glides up to 60m. They are found in the Southeast Asian countries such as Myanmar, and Thailand. They are arboreal with flaps which helps them to generate and control.
5. Two headed Bobtail Lizard
It has two heads with the real head having a blue tongue while the other head is its stumpy tail which resembles its face. This helps to confuse its predators as its rear legs are closer to the tail on its elongated body. It is between 26-31cm long and is among the strangest lizards in the world.
4. Fantastic Leaf Tailed Gecko
It is between 6.6 and 15 cm long and resembles the color of a withered leaf. It has a tail which looks like it is flattened and looks exactly like a dried and decaying leaf. It is found in the forests of Madagascar Island in Africa.
3. Frilled Lizard
It is a frilled lizard which is found in northern Australia and southern New Guinea. It has a frill around its neck and has a large ruff on its skin is quite colorful. If you find it with a gaping mouth, body raised, and frill spread, know that it is in fright mode. It is 85cm long and spends the majority of the time in the trees.
2. Armadillo Girdled Lizard
They are found in South Africa and are pretty cool. They have an average size of 7.5 -9cm long, have a dark brown or light color, that is what has earned them the name, golden armadillo. Their habitatin rock crevices and cracks, thus can easily be found. But if they feel threatened, they normally curl themselves into a small ball, getting its tail in its mouth, it has squarish scales which protect it.
1. Dwarf Gecko
It is found in Africa, Madagascar island. It has a a length of between 14mm long and 29 mm long, depending on species. They are among the smallest species of reptiles and this enabling them to climb on branches and leaves, with heads larger than the body mass. They look cute from afar, but if you find them perched on your nose when you wake up.
Am sure you are shocked and the sizes and length of the coolest, weirdest lizards in the world. Share the information with your friends so that they can learn, apart from that lizard they are used to seeing, there are a variety of other species which they should take an opportunity, when touring the said countries, you should make a point of checking it out. Make sure you avoid sharing with friends who are allergic to lizards as it might cause them to faint. This is not an article for the faint at heart.