Lizards in Maryland

In Maryland, lizards can be spotted from late April to September. They live close to streams, underneath logs and rocks.

None of the lizards in Maryland are poisonous, with Gila monsters – the only poisonous lizards in the United States – living nowhere near the state.

Lizards in Maryland

Lizards of Maryland


  • Mediterranean Gecko


  • Broad-headed Skink
  • Coal Skink
  • Common Five-lined Skink
  • Little Brown Skink

Spiny Lizards

  • Eastern Fence Lizard

Whiptail Lizards

  • Six-lined Racerunner

Biggest Lizard: Broad-headed Skink

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