Lizards in Mississippi

12 of the lizards in Mississippi are native to the state, while the Mediterranean gecko and brown anole are invasive species adapted to the local habitat. Only one of them – the mimic glass lizard – is considered to be endangered in Mississippi despite being listed as “Least Concern” or “LC” overall by the IUCN.

Lizards in Mississippi

Lizards of Mississippi



Glass Lizards

  • Eastern Glass Lizard
  • Mimic Glass Lizard
  • Slender Glass Lizard


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

Spiny Lizards

  • Eastern Fence Lizard

Whiptail Lizards

  • Six-lined Racerunner

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