Australian lizards fall into five families:
- Agamidae - the dragons
- Gekkonidae - the gekkos
- Pygopopodidae - legless lizards
- Scincidae - the skinks
- Varanidae - Goannas or monitors
Australia has a large diversity of lizards widely distributed across the continent.
Vision, including color vision, is particularly well developed in lizards generally speaking and many communicate with body language or bright colors on their bodies.