Virginia Lizard Identification Keys



The identification keys are based on color, pattern and other physical characteristics. Each lizard identification page has two options, A and B follow the options through the pages.

A. Lizard has a snake like body, legless with lateral grooves present ----- Click Here

B. Lizard has legs, no lateral grooves present ----- Click Here


This online lizard identification key is based on the identification key by Joe Mitchell as found in his book - Mitchell, Joseph C. 1994. The Reptiles of Virginia. Smithsonian Institution Press, Washington D.C. 352 pages.

Special thanks to Mike J. Pinder and Megan G. Rollins for the use of their illustrations.


Last update: 04/08/2011

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