There are fundamental anatomical differences between the lizard species that we find flourishing on the earth today and the dinosaurs (“terrible lizards”) that flourished in the past. These are highlighted in the essay Dinos vs Lizards. Tuataras and the crocodilians are also morphologically distinct. But the “virtual zoo” below features these reptilian creatures that exhibit characteristics similar to the great reptiles. Studying them can give us valuable insights into the lives of dinosaurs and helpful clues for cryptozoological work.