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Creature Type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics 63 cards
{U} 3.2% {B} 6.3% {R} 42.9% {G} 31.7% {U/R} 1.6% {B/G} 1.6% {G/U} 6.3% {M} 3.2% {artifact symbol} 3.2%
as of Strixhaven: School of Mages
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Lizard is a predominantly red and green creature type used for any land-based reptiles with limbs and external ears (snakes lack both these characteristics). A related humanoid race is Viashino.

The first creature to bear the type was Leaping Lizard in Homelands (though the Pygmy Allosaurus from Ice Age was later issued errata to become Lizard instead of a Dinosaur).

For gaming reasons Dinosaurs were included in this subtype before they became a supported creature type again with the Ixalan block.

Examples[edit | edit source]

Regular lizards[edit | edit source]

Dinosaurs[edit | edit source]

Main article: Dinosaur

Storyline[edit | edit source]

Alara[edit | edit source]

On Jund, Viashino thrashes keep iguanars as hunting companions, giving them wounded captives as playthings.

They spiky thrinaxes have responded to Jund's ferocious food chains by adapting to reproduce by being eaten.[1]

Ulgrotha[edit | edit source]

Leapers are giant, mud-colored lizards on Ulgrotha that can jump many feet into the air. They are generally dumb, but smart enough to catch vermin to eat and dig holes in winter. Some in An-Havva believe that they were once humans, transformed into lizards by Autumn Willow.

Zendikar[edit | edit source]

A large lizard species known as lagac has developed from the earliest forms of life on Zendikar and withstood both the Eldrazi invasion and the rise of the civilized races.[2] Some are used as mounts,[3] while others can breathe fire.[4]

Rath[edit | edit source]

Rootwallas, lizards with orange bodies and tails and blue heads and legs, resemble real-life chuckwallas. Some are covered in armored plates.[5] Their fate after the Rathi Overlay is not known.

Ravnica[edit | edit source]

On Ravnica, in the Undercity, the Golgari Swarm devkarin keep monitor lizards as pack animals and crocodiles as hunting companions.

Notable Lizards[edit | edit source]


Tokens[edit | edit source]

Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Frog Lizard Green Creature — Frog Lizard 3/3
Lizard Green Creature — Lizard 2/2
Red Creature — Lizard 8/8

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