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Creature type
(Subtype for creature/tribal cards)
Statistics 61 cards
{U} 3.3% {B} 6.6% {R} 41% {G} 32.8% {U/R} 1.6% {B/G} 1.6% {G/U} 6.6% {M} 3.3% {artifact symbol} 3.3%
as of Zendikar Rising
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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.


Regular lizards[edit]


Main article: Dinosaur



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]


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.


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.


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


Token Name Color Type Line P/T Text Box Source Printings
Frog Lizard Green Creature — Frog Lizard 3/3
Lizard Green Creature — Lizard 2/2
Red Creature — Lizard 8/8



  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.