Lizards in New York

Due to the cold winters and highly developed urban landscapes, New York’s climate is not very hospitable to most lizard species. There are only three native lizards and one other invasive species – the Italian wall lizard.

Lizards of New York


  • Common Five-lined Skink
  • Northern Coal Skink

Spiny Lizards

  • Northern Fence Lizard

Wall Lizards

  • Italian Wall Lizard