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A giant lizard[note 1] was a huge variety of lizard.[1][2][3]

DescriptionEdit

Giant lizards were much larger than normal lizards and monitor lizards, and as such, were about 15 ft (4.6 m) long.[1][3]

BehaviorEdit

These creatures did not seem to keep or hoard treasure of any type. They were very quick at traversing land, and much faster than all other types of lizards.[3] Giant lizards were good climbers, and could climb as fast as they crawled.[2] Some of these beasts could hold their breath for up to 15 minutes, as well as climb upside down on ceilings and difficult surfaces.[2]

CombatEdit

Giant lizards had very large maws, making it able for them to envelop smaller foes.[3]

Sub-SpeciesEdit

  • Itzmti: a species of giant lizard that was native to Maztica. They had dull-red scales that were evocative of a dragon's and their flesh was considered a delicacy.[4]

EcologyEdit

Appearing in pairs or in groups up to twelve, giant lizards preferred to lurk in swamps and marshes.[3] They were also known to be solitary, and could dwell in any warm lands.[1] However, they were sometimes domesticated by lizardfolk who used them as pack animals and a source of food.[1][2]

They were somewhat lazy at hunting, and would often attack anything that could be eaten. Giant lizards were known to be hunted upon by black dragons.[1]

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NotesEdit

  1. In Monster Manual 3rd edition, giant lizards were classified as only being medium-sized, growing up to a maximum of 5 feet long. This is completely inconsistent with other material. In the updated Monster Manual 3.5 edition, the term "giant lizard" was correctly replaced with "monitor lizard".

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