lizard drinking water. Lizards have more than 5,600 species, living all over our word except Antartica. Sight is very important for most lizards, 4 locating prey and for communication& many lizards have highly acute color vision. Most lizards rely heavily on body language, using specific postures, gestures, and movements to define territory, resolve disputes, and entice mates. Some species of lizards also use bright colors, such as the iridescent patches on the belly of Sceloporus.