Lizards in Arkansas

Fifteen lizard species live in Arkansas. 13 of them are native to the state, while the other two – the Mediterranean house gecko and the brown anole – are exotic lizards brought to Arkansas as a result of human activity.

Lizards of Arkansas


Collared Lizards

  • Eastern Collared Lizard


  • Mediterranean House Gecko

Glass Lizards

  • Western Slender Glass Lizard

Horned Lizards

  • Texas Horned Lizard


  • Broad-headed Skink
  • Coal Skink
  • Common Five-lined Skink
  • Great Plains Skink
  • Little Brown Skink
  • Southern Prairie Skink

Spiny Lizards

  • Prairie Lizard

Whiptail Lizards

  • Prairie Racerunner
  • Six-lined Racerunner

Common Lizards: All the skink species living in the state.


1. Are there poisonous lizards in Arkansas?

There are no poisonous lizards in Arkansas.