A lizard-lion is a large semi-aquatic reptile native to the bogs of the Neck.
Lizard-lions resemble partially submerged logs floating still in the water. They live in the water, in slow streams and deep swamps, and have teeth like daggers. As it is said there are "crocodiles" that live in the Zamoyos in Sothoryos, "lizard-lion" is not just the name used in Westeros for crocodiles, but refers to some kind of similar crocodilian reptile.
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Behind the Scenes
In his science fiction novel Tuf Voyaging, George R. R. Martin describes a "lizard-lion" as a reptile with a long, whiplike tail and a long snout similar to an alligator's. This doesn't necessarily mean that lizard-lions in Westeros are similar.
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