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What is the most expensive lizard in the world?
May 13, 2010
Do you have a lizard as a pet? If
not, you’ve probably at least known someone who does. Chameleons, bearded
dragons, and iguanas are some of the most popular species of lizards that people
enjoy keeping as a scaly companion. Some people even like to have geckos and let
them roam free, so that they can climb the walls and perform insect control in
homes that have an issue with that. These types of lizards usually cost anywhere
from $50 - $100. But, for the world’s most expensive lizard, you’ll have to fork
over a little more than that.
The world’s most expensive lizard is a leucistic
Nile monitor lizard that was offered by the reptile shop, the Reptile Haven, at
the end of 2003. The Nile monitor lizard comes, appropriately, from Africa and
leucism is a rare condition that is caused by a complete absence of
pigmentation. Unlike albinism, which only affects melanin, leucism affects
pigmentation in the entire skin. However, also unlike albinism, a person or
animal affected with leucism will still keep the pigmentation in their eyes.
The rarity of this condition alone is enough to
make the lizard pretty pricey. In fact, the price of the most expensive lizard
is $1,000,000. Although, there’s no word yet on whether or not the Reptile Haven
ever sold the most expensive lizard in the world.
Leucistic Nile Monitor