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Top most wanted. Whats yours?

Discussion in 'Lizards - General' started by tbron, May 7, 2013.

  1. tbron

    tbron Elite Member

    nice selection
  2. Katsura

    Katsura Elite Member

    All justor wants is pythons, and all Joey wants are chondros! Haha
  3. justor

    justor Elite Member

    Hey I want a spiny tailed iguana too!

    But yea, something about those Indonesian/Australian pythons really gets me going lol.
  4. JoeyG

    JoeyG Subscribed User Premium Member

    oh I did miss some dart frogs on the list.... :)
  5. DwarvenChef

    DwarvenChef Elite Member

    Being an old hat to this, I have had most of my "Top 10" critters at one point or another :p

    I find myself going through a phase where I'm more interested in my local critters, I can sit out there and watch them all day long :p
  6. tbron

    tbron Elite Member

    haha your such a goof. you sound like a hippie. well if you think about it we all kinda are. we all care more then usual for animals then most people. so really you sound normal. never mind :p I would like to add the Tuatara to my list i would think
  7. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    Tuatara are adorable and extremely rare. One of the last known dinosaurs. They are one of the least evolved animals still alive.
    I am still confused on whether or not they are lizards... 30-ish_male_tuatara.jpg

    EDIT: nevermind...they are physically closer looking to their 8000year old relatives but they evolve faster on a molecular level than any other animal studied so far. Tuatara evolving faster than any other species
    Last edited: May 8, 2013
  8. Vers

    Vers Elite Member

    My list in no particular order...
    -U. mcfadyeni (Somalian Uromastyx)
    -U. a. acanthinurus (Leopard Uromastyx)
    -U. princeps (Prince/Royal Uromastyx)
    -U. benti/yemenensis (Orange/Rainbow Benti Uromastyx)
    -U. ornata; green phase (Ornate Uromastyx)
    -A. Atricollis (Blue-Headed Tree Agama)
    -P. lesueurii; either sub-species (Australian Water Dragon)
    -D. dorsalis (Desert Iguana)
    -V. panoptes (Argus Monitor)
    -C. giganteus (Giant Girdled Lizard)
    And just to cheat a bit...
    -L. belliana (Butterfly Agama)
    Last edited: May 8, 2013
  9. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    How did I know that most of Matts list would be Uros?
  10. Vers

    Vers Elite Member

    Someone has to show them some love!
  11. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    I do love their little faces. Reminds me of a tortoise. However the complex care and the shyness keeps them off my want lists.
  12. justor

    justor Elite Member

    No they are not actually lizards for the same reason crocodiles are not lizards. They are not squamata, but a separate order of which they are the only living member. Reptiles are divided into four orders: Testudines (turtles, tortoises), squamata (all lizards and snakes), crocodilians, and then whatever these things are called lol.

    Edit: Their order is called "Rhynchocephalia"
  13. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    I thought turtles and torts were chelonians but I guess that is a subspecies of testudines?
    Tuatara are Rhynchocephalia or something like that.
  14. justor

    justor Elite Member

    I think chelonians are a suborder or something. Or maybe it's the other way around. I'm not totally sure to be honest.

    Edit: actualy, I think the terms are interchangeable.
  15. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    I think its interchangeable too...maybe...I dont know. Scientific classification always confuses me.
  16. Mledwards123

    Mledwards123 Elite Member

    I'd like to add savanna monitor and leachie gecko to my list
  17. Zappa230

    Zappa230 Elite Member

    1. Galapagos tortoise
    2. Red iguana
    3. Chinese water dragon
    4. Reticulated python
    5. Asian water monitor
    6. Fire skink
    7. Emerald tree boa
    8. Amazon tree boa
    9. Blue Timor monitor
    10. Corn snake
  18. tbron

    tbron Elite Member

    sorry as soon as you guys started with those classifications my brain turned off. Ill stick with good old classifications like turtles or lizard or bird cat. stuff like that.
  19. Thalatte

    Thalatte Elite Member

    bird-cat? What a funny and odd looking animal that would be.
  20. tbron

    tbron Elite Member

    haha yeah they are very rare. pain in the butt tho. sorry about that. its funny what one little comma can do to a sentience.

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