Discussion in 'Lizards - General' started by tbron, May 7, 2013.
All justor wants is pythons, and all Joey wants are chondros! Haha
Hey I want a spiny tailed iguana too!
But yea, something about those Indonesian/Australian pythons really gets me going lol.
oh I did miss some dart frogs on the list....
Being an old hat to this, I have had most of my "Top 10" critters at one point or another
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
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 I would like to add the Tuatara to my list i would think
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...
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
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)
How did I know that most of Matts list would be Uros?
Someone has to show them some love!
I do love their little faces. Reminds me of a tortoise. However the complex care and the shyness keeps them off my want lists.
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"
I thought turtles and torts were chelonians but I guess that is a subspecies of testudines?
Tuatara are Rhynchocephalia or something like that.
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.
I think its interchangeable too...maybe...I dont know. Scientific classification always confuses me.
I'd like to add savanna monitor and leachie gecko to my list
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
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.
bird-cat? What a funny and odd looking animal that would be.
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.
Separate names with a comma.