Lizards are members of the suborder Lacertilia and about eight different families of these reptiles occur within the United States. I will post several images of a variety of species here, but my collection of lizard images is small so I hope to add to it in the future. I will be adding more photos here as my time permits. Thanks.

Species Count: 42      Image Count: 265
* Indicates new image(s) added in the last 90 days

Lizards of North America and the Galapagos Islands

Glass Lizards and Alligator Lizards

Smith's Arboreal Alligator Lizard (Abronia smithi)


Mediterranean Gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus)
Western Banded Gecko (Coleonyx variegatus)


Green Anole (Anolis carolinensis)
Brown Anole (Anolis sagrei)
Saban Anole (Anolis sabanus)


Broad-headed Skink (Plestiodon laticeps)
Common Five-lined Skink (Plestiodon fasciatus)

Iguanas, Collared and Leopard Lizards

Marine Iguana (Amblyrhynchus cristatus)
Land Iguana (Conolophus subcristatus)
Santa Fe Land Iguana (Conolophus pallidus)
Common Green Iguana (Iguana iguana)
Common Chuckwalla (Sauromalus ater)
Spiny-tailed Iguana (Ctenosaura hemilopha)
Desert Iguana (Dispsosaurus dorsalis)
Eastern Collared Lizard (Crotaphytus collaris)

I am not sure what family or sub-family I should place Lava Lizard.

Lava Lizard (Microlophus spp.)

Earless, Horned, and Spiny Lizards

Common Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana)
Desert Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus magister)
Clark's Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus clarkii)
Mountain Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus jarrovii)
Texas Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus olivaceus)
Rose-bellied Lizard (Sceloporus variabilis)
Prairie Lizard (Sceloporus consobrinus)
Blue Spiny Lizard (Sceloporus cyanogenys)
Sagebrush Lizard (Celoporus graciosus)
Zebra-tailed Lizard (Callisaurus draconoides)
San Lucan Rock Lizard (Petrosaurus thalassinus)
Texas Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum)
Regal Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma solare)
Greater Short Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi)
Greater Earless Lizard (Cophosaurus texanus)
Elegant Earless Lizard (Holbrookia elegans)
Side-blotched Lizard (Uta stansburiana)
Ornate Tree Lizard (Urosaurus ornatus)

Venomous Lizards

Gila Monster (Heloderma suspectum)


Common Spotted Whiptail (Cnemidophorus gularis)
Marbled Whiptail (Aspidoscelis marmorata)
Sonoran Spotted Whiptail (Aspidoscelis sonorae)
Desert Grassland Whiptail (Aspidoscelis uniparens)

African Lizards

Giant Plated Lizard (Gerrhosaurus validus)
Flap-necked Chameleon (Chamaeleo dilepis)