Lizard is a predominantly red and green creature type used for any landbased reptiles with limbs, scales and external ears (snakes lack both these characteristics). For gaming reasons Dinosaurs are included in this subtype. A related humanoid race is Viashino.
Examples[edit | edit source]
Regular lizards[edit | edit source]
Dinosaurs[edit | edit source]
Storyline[edit | edit source]
Alara[edit | edit source]
Mirrodin[edit | edit source]
Pterons, pterodactyl-like flying creatures, soar the skies above the Razor Fields of Mirrodin. Unlike virtually every other reptillian creature in the game, they are associated with White, though they aren't represented in cards.
Ulgrotha[edit | edit source]
Leapers are giant, mud-colored lizards on Ulgrotha that can jump many feet into the air. They are generally dumb, but smart enough to catch vermin to eat and dig holes in winter. Some in An-Havva believe that they were once humans, transformed into lizards by Autumn Willow.
Lizard tokens[edit | edit source]
|Frog Lizard||Green||Creature — Frog Lizard||3/3|
|Lizard||Green||Creature — Lizard||2/2|
|Red||Creature — Lizard||8/8|
Trivia[edit | edit source]
- Though humanoid, Lizard Warrior isn't a Viashino.
- Ludevic's Test Subject is a Lizard egg.
- Fungusaur (formerly subtype Fungusaur) is the only Fungus Lizard.
- Rampart Crawler gained the subtype Lizard solely based on its artwork.
- Scissors Lizard would have been the only Artifact Lizard, if Unglued artifacts would have had creature types.
- Old Fogey is the only card still with subtype Dinosaur, because Unhinged cards were eliminated from the Comprehensive Rules list
- According to Aaron Forsythe, a dinosaur world is "unlikely to happen, because they do nothing".
References[edit | edit source]
- Magic Arcana. (May 28, 2009.) “Real-Life Thrinaxes”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Magic Arcana. (June 22, 2004.) “All about pterons”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Monty Ashley. (February 20, 2013.) “Watching the Hybridization”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.
- Wizards of the Coast. (November 7, 2014.) “PAX Australia Magic Panel”, magicthegathering.com, Wizards of the Coast.