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Anole Lizard Dissection || Take Me To Your Lizard [EDU]

Have you ever wondered about the anatomy of a lizard? Learn how to dissect a lizard in this video, which also covers its external anatomy and physiology. In this simple dissection of a lizard, you’ll learn various parts of its anatomy, how lizards breathe, and how to tell if a lizard is male or female.

Lizards are a very interesting animal to examine because they’re part of a group of animals called reptiles, and while they share many characteristics with amphibians, such as frogs, they also have distinct differences. Also, did you know that lizards breathe mostly through their nose? In this video, you’ll learn general information about lizards, which will be tied into its anatomical structures.

This dissection lab is for anyone who is curious about lizard anatomy, wants to cover lizard anatomy for a zoology course, missed the lizard dissection during biology class, or just wondered, “How is that lizard sticking to the wall?”. The video will teach you how to dissect a lizard step by step, and review the external and internal anatomy of the lizard.

In this video, we’ll cover the following structures:

Skin Toe pads

Dewlap Liver

Movable eyelids Gallbladder

External ear openings Heart

Tympanic membrane (mentioned) Lungs

Nostrils Stomach

Mouth Small intestine

Openings to eustachian tubes Large intestine

Teeth Kidneys

Tongue Urinary bladder

Cloaca Gonads

Tail Spine

If you want to learn more about lizard anatomy, here’s a link to a website with more detailed information, as well as diagrams:

If you have any questions regarding lizard anatomy, dissection methodology, or general biology, feel free to leave a comment. We'll try our best to reply.


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