10 Rarest Types of Lizards in the World

By: Jai
Published On: 03 Dec, 2023
Madagascarophis colubrinus: Also known as the Madagascarophis False Chameleon, this rare lizard from Madagascar resembles a chameleon but belongs to the colubrid snake family.
Plumed Basilisk: Found in Central America, the plumed basilisk, also known as the green basilisk or double-crested basilisk, is a rare lizard known for its ability to run on water using its hind legs.
Abronia graminea: The green arboreal alligator lizard, native to Mexico, is characterized by its stunning green coloration. Habitat loss and collection for the pet trade threaten its population.
Panther Chameleon: Native to Madagascar, the Panther Chameleon is known for its vibrant color-changing abilities. Habitat destruction and pet trade contribute to its rarity in the wild.
Gonocephalus chamaeleontinus: Also known as the Chameleon Forest Dragon, this lizard hails from Southeast Asia. Its chameleon-like appearance and arboreal nature make it a rare.
Earless Monitor Lizard: Endemic to the island of Borneo, the earless monitor lizard is a rare species known for its unique lack of external ear openings. 
Abronia anzuetoi: The Arboreal Alligator Lizard from Mexico, also called Anzueto's arboreal alligator lizard, is a rare and lesser-known species facing threats from habitat destruction.
Rhacodactylus trachycephalus: Native to New Caledonia, the rough-snouted giant gecko is a rare and distinctive lizard known for its rough texture and prehensile tail.
Abronia fimbriata: The fringed arboreal alligator lizard, native to Mexico, is characterized by its fringed scales. 
Montane Arboreal Alligator Lizard: Endemic to Mexico, this species of alligator lizard is adapted to montane habitats. Its elusive nature and restricted range contribute to its status as a rare.
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