Who discovered lizards?
Many people have discovered many types of lizards, Darwin being one. The name originates from the latin name lacertus.
First off, plesiosaurs and pterodactyl were not dinosaurs. Plesiosaurs were their own group of reptiles more closely related to lizards than to dinosaurs. Pterodactyl was a pterosaur, which were a group separate from, but related to dinosaurs. Plesiosaurs are generally considered to have been discovered by Mary Anning. Pterosaurs are said to have been discovered by Cosmio Collini.
Geckos are lizards belonging to the family Gekkonidae, found in warm climates throughout the world. They range from 1.6 cm to 60 cm. Geckos are unique among lizards in their vocalizations, making chirping sounds in social interactions with other geckos. Gekkonidae is the largest family of lizards, with over 2000 different species worldwide and many others likely yet to be discovered. The name stems from the Indonesian-Javanese word Tokek, inspired by the sound these animals…
Lizards have ear slits and eyelids. Snakes do not. Glass lizards, while having no feet, do have ear slits and eyelids. That makes them a lizard rather than a snake. Not all lizards have ear slits (genus cophosaurus). Not all lizards have eyelids (infraorder gekkota excluding the genus eublepharinae). Glass lizards, however, have both these parts.