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Creature type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics 59 cards
{U} 3.4% {B} 6.8% {R} 40.7% {G} 32.2% {U/R} 1.7% {B/G} 1.7% {G/U} 6.8% {M} 3.4% {artifact symbol} 3.4%
as of Core Set 2021
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Lizard is a predominantly red and green creature type used for any land-based reptiles with limbs and external ears (snakes lack both these characteristics). A related humanoid race is Viashino.

The first creature to bear the type was Leaping Lizard in Homelands (though the Pygmy Allosaurus from Ice Age was later issued errata to become Lizard instead of a Dinosaur).

For gaming reasons Dinosaurs were included in this subtype before they became a supported creature type again with the Ixalan block.

Examples[edit | edit source]

Regular lizards[edit | edit source]

Dinosaurs[edit | edit source]

Main article: Dinosaur

Storyline[edit | edit source]

Alara[edit | edit source]

On Jund, Viashino thrashes keep iguanars as hunting companions, giving them wounded captives as playthings. In the jungles of the shard live the spiky thrinaxes.[1]

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.

Zendikar[edit | edit source]

A large lizard species known as Lagac has developed from the earliest forms of life on Zendikar and withstood both the Eldrazi invasion and the rise of the civilized races. Some use them as mounts.

Ravnica[edit | edit source]

On Ravnica, down the Undercity, the Golgari Swarm devkarin keep monitor lizards as pack animals and crocodiles as hunting companions.

Tokens[edit | edit source]

Token Color Type P/T Additional Rules Source Printings
Frog Lizard Green Creature — Frog Lizard 3/3
Lizard Green Creature — Lizard 2/2
Red Creature — Lizard 8/8

Trivia[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. Magic Arcana (May 28, 2009). "Real-Life Thrinaxes". Wizards of the Coast.
  2. Monty Ashley (February 20, 2013). "Watching the Hybridization". Wizards of the Coast.