The Lizards of the genus Vampirosis are found in most parts of the world and they are the largest of all lizards. In Australia they are known as the Banded lizard. Most people have heard of a green iguana, but you may not be aware that there is a second common type of lizard in Australia, the “Lizard That Looks Like a Dragon”. These lizards are not closely related to the iguanas nor do they look anything like a green iguana.
It’s hard to miss the resemblance between this Australian animal and the large pythons of the South American jungles. And the reason they are called the “Dragons” is because of their unique color patterns. There is a band of brown and black stripes on their bodies, alternating with red. It looks like a dragon has been painted onto the animal.
This species is an ambush predator, which means it hides in its natural habitat and waits for its prey to pass by. Its name comes from the fact that its mouth is almost like a snake‘s in shape. It also has two highly developed limbs, each with four toes. Its head is large and set high on its back. The neck is slanted so that it can easily slither about the floor.
While the Vampirosis is very social and loves to join in groups of other lizards, it does not do well in its solitary life. If it is not around other lizards, it prefers to hang out in trees where it can spot other creatures. But it will even venture out of its tree to find food if other snakes or birds pass by. Its tail is large and serves as its fifth leg.
This is a nocturnal animal which means it sleeps mostly at night. When it is awake, it uses its highly developed senses to find its food and follow the scent of predators. It is adept at hiding itself from sight using its highly developed sense of smell. Lizards that live in the desert tend to have a smell that is specific only to them.
The Cerbalus aravensis, or the fire-back, is a very large lizard that can grow up to twenty inches. It lives primarily in tropical forests in the Philippines and Indonesia. Its name comes from the yellow bands that can be found on its back. They have red coloring all over their body except for the red coloring around its throat.
This is a nocturnal animal which means it sleeps most of the day. During the daylight hours, it hides in its burrow or under a rock. In the evening it emerges to eat and look for prey. Cerbalus can be seen in the daytime and at night, but it usually goes out into the burrow to hide until morning.
This is a vivarium-friendly reptile. It is one of the easiest of all pets to care for. It is hardy enough to survive even with a minimum amount of care and should do just fine with the occasional cleaning from you. You should not have any major health problems with this lizard. It is not picky when it comes to feeding and does not tend to bite or sting unless it is provoked. Since it is a non-aggressive, easily handled lizard, anyone can handle it.
It is slightly less than two feet long, but grows to three feet long when fully grown. It weighs about one and a half pounds. It has gray fur with darkish brown spots on its back and a yellow belly.
This is a semi-aquatic lizard. It grows to about three and a half feet long when fully grown. It has a greenish-brown body with orange stripes along its back and chest. It also has two small black eyes. It has a tail that is double to the body length and has a rosette-like sharp hook on the end. It has a yellow band around its neck.
Cerbalus Arizona or the common painted lizards are the favorites of bird owners and cat lovers. Children love them too. Cerbalus are one of the best choices for a first pet because they are easy to care for and very interesting. You can see many beautiful specimens in pet stores.