Order Lacertilia, Lizards are a widespread group of reptiles with nearly 3800 species, ranging across all continents except Antarctica. Lizards typically have limbs and external ears, while snakes lack both these characteristics. Many lizards can detach their tails to escape from predators, but this trait is not shared by all lizards.
Lizards may be carnivores(or insectivores), omnivores, or herbevores, with a diet that varies greatly based on species. Some lizards are diurnal, others are nocturnal, some require basking lights, others don't. All require access to clean water and proper food. It is important to research the specific care requirements before purchasing any reptile.