It is permissible to eat lizard meat. Its resemblance to the animals you mentioned has no effect on its lawfulness. We previously issued Fatwa no. 1026 on the lawfulness of eating lizard meat, and the following is its text: It is lawful to eat lizard meat on the authority of the Hadith reported by
Ibn ‘Abbas (may Allah be pleased with them), who said,
Khalid ibn Al-Walid went with the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) to the house of
Maymunah who served them a fried lizard, brought from
Najd. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) approached his hand towards it to eat, when some of the present women said, “Inform the Messenger of Allah of what is served to him?” They said, “It is a lizard, O Messenger of Allah!” So, the Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) raised his hand away.
Khalid ibn Al-Walid asked, “Is (eating) the lizard Haram (prohibited), O Messenger of Allah?” He (peace be upon him) said, “No. It is just that it is not found in the land of my people, and so I find myself disinclined to it.” Khalid said, “So, I took it and ate it. The Messenger of Allah (peace be upon him) watched, but he did not forbid me (from eating it).”