Have you ever seen a lizard that looks like a dragon? Did you wonder what kind of creature it was? I bet you didn’t. But if you do, now is the time to learn what you need to know about lizards and dragons.
First of all, let me explain what a lizard is. A lizard is a reptile that has a hard back with a lizard-like shell. They come in many different shapes and sizes, but they all look somewhat similar. A few even look like they have the head of a dragon! The scientific name for this kind of lizard is elapidura.
Now a lizard isn’t necessarily a reptile, because there are certain species that look like reptiles but aren’t actually any kind of reptile at all. Elapids are classified as true reptiles and not mammals. They’re classifications come from the Greek word “el” meaning “to wind”, and “pteros” meaning “to bend”. So, if you were looking at an elapsed, you’d be looking at a member of the vole family, or a member of the crocoliidae, or the haemorrhoidiceps.
You might be wondering why I said “you’re looking at a lizard”. Well, these lizards have scales that are very smooth and velvety. It’s the scales that give them their distinguishing look but apart from that they have little else that gives them their unique identity. If you really want to know more about these creatures, just keep reading!
One reason that people think they’re looking at a dragon is because of their color. Lizards have two color glands on their bodies – one located on their face and one located below it. When a lizard decides that it’s either time to make a change or prepare to hibernate, they’ll grow a few extra feathers on the top of their head. These color changes signify a change in their appearance and can help you determine whether or not you’re looking at a genuine specimen. The best thing you can do when trying to determine whether or not you’re looking at a real living lizard is to match it to a picture of a true-life lizard.
Another reason that people think they’re looking at a dragon is because of the scale patterns present on their body. Dragons have red scales, and they’re often compared (and incorrectly) to a tiger. These colors are actually caused by the presence of melanocytes – follicular cells which produce melanin, which is the color of most animals. There’s nothing wrong with having a red tail, and it’s probably quite cute. It’s just that’s not what a lizard has. In order to get a good picture of a true-life looking reptile, check out the scales, and if it’s a bit different from the one you’re looking at, compare it to a picture of one from the Internet.
One of the easiest ways to determine whether you’re looking at an actual reptile or a painted picture is by looking at the head. This isn’t the most important part of the body, but it does stand out a bit. Most of the time, it’ll be covered in hair, and it’ll usually look either red or orange. If you’re looking at a good looking one, it’ll also have a fairly smooth underside.
Now that you know what to look for, you’ll be able to figure out pretty quickly whether or not you’re looking at a real live reptile. There’s no need to take any chances, and if you’re willing to put in the work, you might even end up with some sort of creature that’s even more incredible than what you first imagined. Take a long walk around the grounds of any pet store that sells reptiles, and keep your eyes open. You never know when you might come across a new species. If you’re looking for information on the web, you’ll find plenty of articles that talk about this topic, so you’ll know exactly what to look for.