No one likes lizards, but these have been the creatures widely used in researches. Lizards are among the most ill-looking living things on this planet, Earth. Here we have compiled the list of top 10 weirdest lizards in the world. If you fear from any of these lizards, then let me tell you that you need to stay away from them because they may or may not be dangerous.
10. Fantastic Leaf-Tailed Gecko
Don’t be surprised with the name of this lizard. It is found in the forests of New Zealand and Switzerland. The lizard is about 6.6-15cm long, and looks like a withered leaf. The tail of this lizard is flat, and seems to be totally dried. It is a weird looking lizard, also found in Madagascar Island in Africa.
9. Two-Headed Bobtail Lizard
It is a scary-looking lizard, found mainly in Australian forests. The head of this lizard is divided into two parts: one blue part tongued skin, and the other is head with its face, eyes, and nose. The lizard is of 26-31cm in length. It is a strange creature.
8. Flying Gecko
It is one of the weirdest lizards in the world. It can fly like birds. These are found in Southeast Asian countries, mainly Thailand, Myanmar, and others. This lizard is not less than 20cm in length, and is the master of the art of camouflage, having ability of coloration.
7. Sailfin Water Lizard
The Sailfin Waiter lizard is found in Philippines and parts of Europe. It is a weird and ill-looking creature. The lizard loves to swim in rivers, but spends most of its time on earth. They have sail-like structure on the tails, and crests look Mesozoic.
6. Galapagos Land Iguana
The Galapagos Land Iguana is a multi-colored creature. They can grow to 1-1.5m, and weigh over 10 kg. These are among the heaviest and weirdest lizards in the world. These are mainly found in Fernandina, Isabela, Santa Cruz, North Seymour, Baltra, and South Plaza.
5. Marine Iguana
The Marine Iguanas are wide-spread in the islands of Asia, America, and Europe. These are black lizards, having an approximate length of 340mm and weight is 1-13kg. These are very unique creatures, and live in cold waters.
4. Komodo Dragon
The Komodo Dragons can be your worst nightmares. These lizards live in the Indonesian islands of Komodo, Rinca, Flores, Gili Motang and Padar. They grow up to even 3m, and weigh 70kg on an average. These are highly venomous and dangerous creatures.
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3. Dwarf Gecko
The Dwarf Gecko is another dangerous type of lizard. These are mainly found in Madagascar Islands in Africa, with approximate length of 14mm to a maximum of 29mm, depending on species. These have been small yet very active lizards. They may look cute to you but don’t try to go close to them.
2. Armadillo Girdled Lizard
The Armadillo Girdled is among the weirdest lizards in the world. These are mainly present in South Africa. Their average size is 7.5-9cm, and has either light or dark brown color. The lizards are nicknamed as Golden Armadillo. They live in rock cracks and crevices.
1. Frilled Lizard
The Frilled lizards are like venom-spitting dinosaurs. These are found in northern Australia and southern New Guinea. The lizards are of different colors. They mainly live in the branches of trees of deep forests.
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