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A Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) at the San Antonio Zoo. The orange coloration helps it blend into the rocky outcroppings and soil that it inhabits.

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A Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) at the San Antonio Zoo. The orange coloration helps it blend into the rocky outcroppings and soil that it inhabits.

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A Solomon Island spiny monitor (Varanus spinulosus) at the San Antonio Zoo.

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A Solomon Island spiny monitor (Varanus spinulosus) at the San Antonio Zoo.

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A Solomon Island spiny monitor (Varanus spinulosus) at the San Antonio Zoo.

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A Solomon Island spiny monitor (Varanus spinulosus) at the San Antonio Zoo.

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An endangered psychedelic rock gecko (Cnemaspis psychedelica) at the San Antonio Zoo.

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An endangered psychedelic rock gecko (Cnemaspis psychedelica) at the San Antonio Zoo.

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An Eastern Pilbara spiny-tailed skink (Egernia epsisolus) at the San Antonio Zoo.

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An Eastern Pilbara spiny-tailed skink (Egernia epsisolus) at the San Antonio Zoo.

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An Eastern Pilbara spiny-tailed skink (Egernia epsisolus) at the San Antonio Zoo.

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An Eastern Pilbara spiny-tailed skink (Egernia epsisolus) at the San Antonio Zoo.

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A knob-scaled lizard (Xenosaurus grandis grandis) at the San Antonio Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A knob-scaled lizard (Xenosaurus grandis grandis) at the San Antonio Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A knob-scaled lizard (Xenosaurus grandis grandis) at the San Antonio Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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A knob-scaled lizard (Xenosaurus grandis grandis) at the San Antonio Zoo. This species is listed as vulnerable on the IUCN Red List.

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An Eastern slender glass lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus longicaudus) at the Auburn University Natural History Museum.

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An Eastern slender glass lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus longicaudus) at the Auburn University Natural History Museum.

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An Eastern slender glass lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus longicaudus) at the Auburn University Natural History Museum.

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An Eastern slender glass lizard (Ophisaurus attenuatus longicaudus) at the Auburn University Natural History Museum.

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A New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A New Caledonia giant gecko (Rhacodactylus leachianus) at Reptile Gardens.

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A panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) at the Lincoln Children’s Zoo.

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Three female leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) at the Sunset Zoo in Manhattan, Kansas.

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Thorny devil (Moloch horridus) from the Melbourne Museum.

This species has a ‘fake head’ growing from its shoulders. This is to fool predators–the ‘fake head’ will pop off, allowing the lizard to get away. It’ll never grow back, but at least it gives the reptile a second chance at life.

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Thorny devil (Moloch horridus) from the Melbourne Museum.

This species has a ‘fake head’ growing from its shoulders. This is to fool predators–the ‘fake head’ will pop off, allowing the lizard to get away. It’ll never grow back, but at least it gives the reptile a second chance at life.

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Rough-tailed bowfoot gecko (Cyrtopodion scabrum) from a private collection.

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A juvenile Canyon spotted whiptail (Aspidoscelis burti) from a private collection.

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A juvenile Canyon spotted whiptail (Aspidoscelis burti) from a private collection.

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Bezy’s night lizard (Xantusia bezyi) from a private collection.

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Bezy’s night lizard (Xantusia bezyi) from a private collection.

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Arizona night lizard (Xantusia arizonae) from a private collection.

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Arizona night lizard (Xantusia arizonae) from a private collection.

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