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- Many lizards (but not monitors or chameleons) can undergo tail autotomy; in other words, they can lose the tail to distract or escape from a predator. The tail breaks through a predetermined fracture plane in a vertebra. It will grow back, but without bone (just a rod of cartilage), and will be slimmer, shorter and a different color, with small scales.
- Some skinks and geckos, such as the tokay, have eyelids. But like snakes, the two lids have fused to form a clear "spectacle," which sheds along with the rest of the skin. The leopard gecko has more traditional eyelids.
- How can you tell that a legless lizard is not a snake? He has eyelids and you can see an opening for his ears.

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