When in danger, these lizards start running upright on their back legs. They can even run fast enough to walk, or run really, on water. This has caused them to be referred to as the "Jesus Christ Lizard".
Tuatara - Source: Tad Arensmeier. The tuatara has virtually remained the same for over 140 million years. The tuatara is a reptile, but not in the lizard family, it is part of the family Rhynchocephalia (which translates to Beakheads) which appeared over 220 million years ago. All the Beakheads, besides the tuatara - 2 species, became extinct about 60 million years ago. They are very rare, nocturnal animals. Family: Sphenodontidae
Native to tropical forests in Western Africa. These beautiful skinks are rather large, reaching up to 15 in cm) in total length. Though shy and reclusive, they may grow to become tame in captivity. They are diurnal and love to burrow.