Scientific name of lizard is Lacertilia. The lizard lives in dry, sun-heated places in the steppes, forests, mountains up to a height of 1.5 km. Brownish and greenish-brown coloring hides it well among stones and grass. Lizards live in pairs, hiding in the mink at night, under stones, under the bark of stumps. Here they hide from autumn to winter. Lizards feed on insects. Outwardly, the lizard resembles a tailed amphibian, but has a more slender body.
The head is pointed in front, it joins with the body with a short, thick neck. At the end of the muzzle is a pair of nostrils. The lizard’s sense of smell is better developed than that of amphibians. Eyes are protected for centuries. The lizard has a third eyelid – a translucent blinking membrane, with which the surface of the eye is constantly moisturized. Behind the eyes is a round eardrum. The lizard’s hearing is very sensitive: the slightest noise produced by a creeping insect already attracts her attention.
From time to time the lizard pops out of his mouth a long, thin, forked tongue – the organ of her touch. In the limbs of the lizard distinguish the same parts as in the limbs of the frog. Fingers on each leg of five, the membrane between them there.
The entire body of the lizard is covered with dry skin with horny scales, which on the muzzle and on the belly look like fairly large scutes. At the fingertips, the horny covering forms claws. Claws lizard clings when climbing. Periodically, the lizards moult. Its horn cover prevents the growth of the animal, in connection with this lizard four or five times a summer molts: its horny skin exfoliates and comes off pieces.