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This article is about the huntable in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon. For the related dangerous animal in Age of Empires II HD: Rise of the Rajas and Age of Empires III: The Asian Dynasties, see Komodo Dragon.


The Lizard is a huntable animal in Age of Mythology: Tale of the Dragon, but also a dangerous predator that will attack any nearby villagers. It is similar to the Crocodile found on Egyptian maps.


Scientific name -- Lacertilia
Size -- Up to 365 lbs.
Diet -- Predominantly insects, occasionally fruit and vegetables.

Lizards are reptiles of differing types and sizes that can be mostly found in warmer climates. Their strengths lie in their acute sight, agility, and the ability to climb and hold on to a variety of surfaces.

Their prey most commonly ends up being insects, or in case of larger lizards, small rodents and birds.
—In-game help section


  • The Lizard appears to be based on a monitor lizard (Varanidae), most likely the Asian water monitor whose range extends to Southern China.
    • Because of this, Lizards can be used in maps set in China, Southeast Asia and even Egypt, all having the presence of Monitors.
Animals (non-myth units) in Age of Mythology
Herdable animalsCowAOM Cow · GoatAOM Goat · Pig icon Pig · YakiconAoM Yak
Timid huntablesBaboon icon Baboon · Caribou Caribou · ChickenIcon Chicken · Crane icon Crowned Crane · Deer icon Deer · DuckAoM icon Duck · Elk icon Elk · GazelleAOMicon Gazelle · Giraffe icon Giraffe · Monkey icon Monkey · Zebra icon Zebra
Aggressive huntablesAurochs icon Aurochs · Boar icon Boar · ElephantAOMicon Elephant · Hippo icon Hippopotamus · RamAoM icon Ram · Rhinoceros icon Rhinoceros · Walrus icon Walrus · WaterBuffalo Water Buffalo
Wild animalsWolf icon Arctic Wolf · Crocodile icon Crocodile · BrownBear icon Bear · Hyena icon Hyena · LionAOMicon Lion · LizardAoM icon Lizard · PandaAoM icon Panda Bear · PolarBearIcon Polar Bear · TigerAoM icon Tiger · Wolf icon Wolf
Military animalsLionAOMicon Golden Lion · Monkey icon Relic Monkey
FishAoM Fish Icon Herring · AoM Fish Icon Mahi-mahi · AoM Fish Icon Perch · AoM Fish Icon Salmon
Decorative animalsBird (AoM Hawk Icon Eagle · Harpy icon Harpy · AoM Hawk Icon Hawk · AoM Hawk Icon Parrot · AoM Vulture Icon Vulture) · Hawksbill Turtle · Orca · Shark · Whale
Scenario Editor-exclusive animalsHour of Alpacas Alfred · Wolf icon Dog · Giant Duck-Billed Platypus · GoatAOM Golden Fleece (also herdable) · Elk icon Reindeer
Cheat animalsChickenIcon Methane Chicken
Cut animalsAnchovies · Camel icon AoM Camel · Horse · Musk Ox · Nubian Goat · Shore Fish · Unicorn