The Snakes and Lizards ClipArt gallery offers 144 illustrations of the order Squamata, which includes snakes, lizards, geckos, iguanas, skinks, and worm lizards.

Reptiles that have tall, flat plates coming out of their back like spines, when adults. A common pet in the United States. They can easily grow up to six feet long, even in captivity.

Iguana

Reptiles that have tall, flat plates coming out of their back like spines, when adults. A common pet…

A spine tailed lizard.

Iguana

A spine tailed lizard.

Iguana is a genus of lizard native to Central and South America and the Caribbean.

Iguana

Iguana is a genus of lizard native to Central and South America and the Caribbean.

A large lizard, the common iguana is common to the tropical regions of the Americas. It spends much of its time in trees.

Common iguana

A large lizard, the common iguana is common to the tropical regions of the Americas. It spends much…

"When full-grown it attains a length of four feet. It is a very gentle creature, and perfectly harmless, feeding almost exclusively on vegetables."

Common Iguana

"When full-grown it attains a length of four feet. It is a very gentle creature, and perfectly harmless,…

An illustration of a ring tailed iguana.

Ring tailed iguana

An illustration of a ring tailed iguana.

Snakes that feed on rodents and that can get quite large in size.

King Snake

Snakes that feed on rodents and that can get quite large in size.

"Head of British Lizard. Laceria agilis." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Laceria Agilis

"Head of British Lizard. Laceria agilis." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Head of British Lizard. Laceria viridis." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Laceria Viridis

"Head of British Lizard. Laceria viridis." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

"Head of British Lizard. Laceria vivipara." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Laceria Vivipara

"Head of British Lizard. Laceria vivipara." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Found in India, the purple leptophis is violet and green, with a golden luster.

Purple leptophis

Found in India, the purple leptophis is violet and green, with a golden luster.

Lizards are scaly reptiles, having two pairs of limbs and an elongated body, with a long, tapering tail, frequently twice as long as the rest of the body.

Lizard

Lizards are scaly reptiles, having two pairs of limbs and an elongated body, with a long, tapering tail,…

Lizards are good climbers and fast runners, and usually live in trees. Some can change their skin color to mimic their surroundings.

Lizard

Lizards are good climbers and fast runners, and usually live in trees. Some can change their skin color…

"Lizard is the popular name of numerous reptiles having usually two pairs of limbs and an elongated body terminating in a tail. The lizards number more than a thousand species, accommodating themselves to all conditions except cold, and increasing in size and number in tropical regions. Some lizards are vegetable feeders, but for the most part they are carnivorous and live upon small birds, insects, etc. The eggs are deposited and left to be hatched without care from the parents. The chief families of lizards are the skinks; the geckos; the iguana; and the chameleons. Poison glands are wanting in the lizards; the only exception being the Heloderma of Arizona and Mexico, which is capable of inflicting a poisonous bite by means of poison glands connected with grooved teeth."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Lizard

"Lizard is the popular name of numerous reptiles having usually two pairs of limbs and an elongated…

The popular name of an order of reptiles having four well developed limbs, each terminated by five toes of unequal length, and an elongated body.

Lizard

The popular name of an order of reptiles having four well developed limbs, each terminated by five toes…

The Northern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea) is a lizard in the Anguidae family that was also known as the synonym Gerrhonotus coeruleus.

Northern Alligator Lizard

The Northern Alligator Lizard (Elgaria coerulea) is a lizard in the Anguidae family that was also known…

An illustration of an American fence lizard.

American fence lizard

An illustration of an American fence lizard.

Resembling a snake, the anguine lizard has four vestigal limbs evident.

Anguine lizard

Resembling a snake, the anguine lizard has four vestigal limbs evident.

The Eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus) is a medium sized species of lizard common along the east coast of North America.

Eastern Fence Lizard

The Eastern fence lizard (Sceloporus undulatus) is a medium sized species of lizard common along the…

The Frill-Necked Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) is a lizard in the Agamidae family. "C. kingi has a crenate membrane-like ruff about its neck, which it elevates when irritated or frightened. It is said sometimes to walk on its hind legs alone, a very unusual mode of progression among existing reptiles." -Whitney, 1911

Frill-Necked Lizard

The Frill-Necked Lizard (Chlamydosaurus kingii) is a lizard in the Agamidae family. "C. kingi has a…

An illustration of a Galapagos land lizard.

Galapagos land lizard

An illustration of a Galapagos land lizard.

An illustration of a Galapagos sea lizard.

Galapagos sea lizard

An illustration of a Galapagos sea lizard.

The Eastern Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus ventralis) is a legless lizard in the Anguidae family.

Eastern Glass Lizard

The Eastern Glass Lizard (Ophisaurus ventralis) is a legless lizard in the Anguidae family.

A lizard crouching in a patch of tall grass.

Nimble lizard

A lizard crouching in a patch of tall grass.

"Its size is about twenty inches. They feed almost exclusively on insects, but attack frogs, mice, etc., and destroy the eggs of the partridge."

Ocellated Lizard

"Its size is about twenty inches. They feed almost exclusively on insects, but attack frogs, mice, etc.,…

The Yellow-Throated Plated Lizard (Gerrhosaurus flavigularis) is a reptile in the Gerrhosauridae family of plated lizards.

Yellow-Throated Plated Lizard

The Yellow-Throated Plated Lizard (Gerrhosaurus flavigularis) is a reptile in the Gerrhosauridae family…

A sand lizard, sunning itself on a rock.

Sand lizard

A sand lizard, sunning itself on a rock.

"The Sand Lizard is a common European lizard, about seven inches long, of which the tail is four. Usual color, sandy-brown, with obscure longitudinal bands of a darker hue, line of round black spots on side. The female lays 12 to 14 eggs in the sand, covers them, and leaves them to be hatched by solar heat."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Sand Lizard

"The Sand Lizard is a common European lizard, about seven inches long, of which the tail is four. Usual…

Found in Brazil and Guiana, the variegated lizard (or teguexin) preys on mice, frogs, and other small animals. It can reach sizes of up to 6 feet in length.

Variegated lizard

Found in Brazil and Guiana, the variegated lizard (or teguexin) preys on mice, frogs, and other small…

The four-toed worm lizard (Chirotes canaliculatus) is a reptile of the Amphisbaenidae family of usually legless lizards.

Four-Toed Worm Lizard

The four-toed worm lizard (Chirotes canaliculatus) is a reptile of the Amphisbaenidae family of usually…

"Monitor of the Nile (Monitor niloticus)." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Monitor Niloticus

"Monitor of the Nile (Monitor niloticus)." —The Encyclopedia Britannica, 1910

Commonly known as the horned toad, Douglas's phrynosoma was first discovered in Salt Lake Valley.

Douglas's phrynosoma

Commonly known as the horned toad, Douglas's phrynosoma was first discovered in Salt Lake Valley.

A very large snake native to North America. It is known to reach lengths of up to twelve feet.

Pine Snake

A very large snake native to North America. It is known to reach lengths of up to twelve feet.

These venomous snakes have triangular heads and short stocky bodies.  They are a highly poisonous snake.

Puff-adder

These venomous snakes have triangular heads and short stocky bodies. They are a highly poisonous snake.

"Pythons are the largest known serpents, which are found only in India and the islands of the Indian Archipelago." — Goodrich, 1859

Python

"Pythons are the largest known serpents, which are found only in India and the islands of the Indian…

A large serpent.

Python

A large serpent.

A female python guarding her clutch of eggs.

Python and eggs

A female python guarding her clutch of eggs.

A poisonous snake, known for using its "rattle" to warn off predators.

Rattlesnake

A poisonous snake, known for using its "rattle" to warn off predators.

"Rattlesnake is the English name for any species of the American genus Crotalus, the tail of which is furnished with a rattle. Garman enumerates 12 species and 13 varieties. The poison of the rattlesnake is usually fatal to man, though fortunately they are sluggish, and never attempt to strike unless they are molested. They are widely distributed on the American continent; but advancing civilization is rapidly thinning their numbers."—(Charles Leonard-Stuart, 1911)

Rattlesnake

"Rattlesnake is the English name for any species of the American genus Crotalus, the tail of which is…

The general name of several species of venomous snakes, so named because of having a series of horny scales at the end of the tail, which clash together with a rattling sound when the tail is vibrated.

Rattlesnake

The general name of several species of venomous snakes, so named because of having a series of horny…

A venomous serpent whose tail ends in a rattle. It rattles its tail to warn potential predators to back off.

Rattlesnake

A venomous serpent whose tail ends in a rattle. It rattles its tail to warn potential predators to back…

Conflict with a rattlesnake. Caption below illustration: "The snake when about a yard distant, made a violent spring. Jervas caught it in his right hand, directly under his head. He squeezed it with all his power. Its eyes almost started out of its head. It lashed its body on the ground, at the same time rattling loudly."

Conflict with a Rattlesnake

Conflict with a rattlesnake. Caption below illustration: "The snake when about a yard distant, made…

"Although furnished with such deadly weapons, the rattlesnake can scarcely be termed a vicious animal, for he rarely strikes unless almost trodden upon."

Northern Rattlesnake

"Although furnished with such deadly weapons, the rattlesnake can scarcely be termed a vicious animal,…

"The common snake of Europe... frequents woods, bogs, and other sheltered situations in the vicinity of water." — Goodrich, 1859

Common ring-snake

"The common snake of Europe... frequents woods, bogs, and other sheltered situations in the vicinity…

The scheltopusik or European legless lizard (Ophisaurus apodus) belongs to the genus of glass lizards: reptiles that resemble snakes but are actually lizards.

Scheltopusik

The scheltopusik or European legless lizard (Ophisaurus apodus) belongs to the genus of glass lizards:…

The bicolored sea-snake is found in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, especially in the vicinity of Tahiti.

Bicolored sea-snake

The bicolored sea-snake is found in the waters of the Pacific Ocean, especially in the vicinity of Tahiti.

A very venomous snake found in the warmer parts of North America.

Serpent

A very venomous snake found in the warmer parts of North America.

"The prey of a serpent is oven thicker than the serpent itself, and to admit of its being swallowed, the throat and body are very dilatable. The bones of the head are adapted to the necessity of a great expansion of the mouth and dilation of the throat." — Chambers, 1881

Serpent Head

"The prey of a serpent is oven thicker than the serpent itself, and to admit of its being swallowed,…

Miraculous escape from the royal serpent of Ceylon. Caption bellow illustration: "In dreadful anticipation of the worst, I looked around, when I saw a monstrous serpent of enormous size crawling slowly out of the opening I had just entered but a few minutes before."

Escape from the Serpent of Ceylon

Miraculous escape from the royal serpent of Ceylon. Caption bellow illustration: "In dreadful anticipation…

A cobra, or hooded serpent. This species can be found in India.

Hooded serpent

A cobra, or hooded serpent. This species can be found in India.

The skink is common in Egypt and can reach 8-9 inches. In the U.S. the five-lined or blue skink is the common variety.

Skink

The skink is common in Egypt and can reach 8-9 inches. In the U.S. the five-lined or blue skink is the…

A scaled, harmless lizard of the Scincidae family. Some have brilliant blue stripes running along the length of the tail.

Skink

A scaled, harmless lizard of the Scincidae family. Some have brilliant blue stripes running along the…

The sandfish (Scincus scincus) is a species of skink known for burrowing into the sand.

Sandfish Skink

The sandfish (Scincus scincus) is a species of skink known for burrowing into the sand.

Common in Europe, the slow-worm resembles a snake, but its internal structure is that of lizards.

Slow-worm

Common in Europe, the slow-worm resembles a snake, but its internal structure is that of lizards.

Snakes belong to the group known as Squamata.

Snake

Snakes belong to the group known as Squamata.

A snake slithering on dirt.

Snake

A snake slithering on dirt.

A snake chasing a frog.

Snake and frog

A snake chasing a frog.

A snake slithering on the ground.

Snake slithering

A snake slithering on the ground.

The anaconda (Eunectes murinus) is a non-venomous snake in the Boidae family of boas.

Anaconda

The anaconda (Eunectes murinus) is a non-venomous snake in the Boidae family of boas.

The Javelin Sand Boa (Eryx jaculus) is a snake in the Boidae family of boas.

Javelin Sand Boa

The Javelin Sand Boa (Eryx jaculus) is a snake in the Boidae family of boas.