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Lizards and their peculiarities

Lizards are a subcatch of scaly reptiles. Its composition includes practically all flaky reptiles, with the exception of snakes. And with snakes, by the way, many lizards are very similar. True, they have limbs, which is their main difference.

Lizard
Description of the lizard

In this subarea reptile includes almost 6 thousand species. Therefore, one can imagine how large a variety of lizards. Even the structure of the body in many species is noticeably different, which is to say about the size, color and other features.

In general, many species of lizards are quite similar to snakes, especially if you do not go deep into the details. However, almost all of them have limbs, although there are exceptions. For example, looking at the Verenica brittle, and you will not say that it is a lizard.

The spinach is brittle
Photo by Erich Ferdinand, link to the original (photo has been changed).
The most famous feature of lizards is the ability to throw off the tail, or rather, its part. But this ability is not available for all species. Helps this ability to escape from predators. For example, if they come to the tail, then catching the reptile. True, it does not always save, because it can come on the body, but it is better than nothing. In addition, the tail then grows, albeit in a shorter form.

These creeps are also known for their high regeneration. However, they can not restore other parts of the body, but only the tail.

Lifestyle lizard

Most species of these reptiles are omnivorous. They feed on fruits, leaves, flowers and plant shoots, pollen, nectar, as well as insects and small animals. However, there are predatory species of lizards. Basically, they hunt insects, arachnids, birds, small mammals and amphibians. But large lizards are able to choose for themselves victims of much more impressive animal sizes. For example, deer or buffalo. They can also hunt for their relatives.

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