The Tree of Life Cladogram
Lizards & Snakes

CHARACTERISTICS: animals with a backbone; periodically shed their whole skin; skin has scales; specially jointed skulls and jaws allow them to open their mouths very wide to swallow unusually large prey
KNOWN SPECIES: 9,435
SIZE RANGE: .6 inches to more than 29 feet (1.5 centimeters to more than 9 meters)
WHERE THEY LIVE: on land; some in oceans and fresh waters

King's alligator lizard
Photos are not actual size! Tusked chameleon Eastern worm snake
Egyptian spiny-tailed lizard
King cobra Northern redbelly snake
Nothern redbelly snake
Corn snake
Komodo dragon
Crocodile skink
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King cobra Komodo dragon