Recently, I’ve grown curious about this lizard men folklore, which revolves around lizard like beings that have the frame work of humanoids. Now this got me thinking of a more human like reptile species for a short story I wanted to create.
On Earth, there are vast ecosystems, deep oceans, lakes and ponds, and a wide variety of caves. However, humanity one day finds a cave that is hidden within a not so dense jungle that sports many rivers. In this cave, humanity encounters lizard people.
Appearance and behavior
The appearance of these lizard people is strikingly similar to ours, but the color of their skin and hair seems to pure white in color while also having irises that are reddish pink. They sport a a tail that is 1 meter long and the average height of the lizard people seemingly reaches that of 151 centimeters. They possess a semi long tongue and when in old age, their hands, feet, and tip of their tail will turn red or blood red.
The behavior of the lizard people resembles that of common lizards, but will also act like primitive man. their diet consists of plants, meat, and insects and have been seen to sometimes mix and crush them together so that they can eat them in one sitting.
The lizard people are seen to be actually quite passive and show a child like curiosity. When being taught modern day math, science and etc, they seemingly are capable of understanding it, but takes far longer than the modern day human would, but nonetheless, are still capable of understanding it. The lizard people speak in hisses, it will also communicate like monkeys and apes, but, when being taught modern day English, they have shown to be capable of speaking it, but with major limitations, and is thought to just be a mimicry of sound, much like parrots.
Writing isn’t easy for them, but have shown to be capable of at least, (with enough time), can form perfect English sentences, much like a modern human can.
A rare mutation affecting a lizard person will cause them to form a gray tint-translucent layer of skin instead of the white skin, this Makes veins, muscles, and even organs visible, this makes the lizard persons skin extremely weak and vulnerable to injuries. It is thought that the the longer the tail is, the more likely the male lizard person will be able to mate, but it’s also thought to be used to also swing from tree to tree when on the hunt for food. They are capable of regenerating a limb but it usually take a year or 2 to fully finish. Lastly, a recent conversation with a group of the lizard people suggests that they are a very distant ancestor to humanity, and have evolved lizard like characteristics through evolutionary pressures.
could such a species be feasible and what evolutionary pressures would lead to the creation of these lizard people