Purchased by J. Pierpont Morgan (1837–1913) in 1902
Seps and Lizard (left)
The animal above is a slithery blue seps, whose venom destroys flesh and bone. Below is described as a lizard, despite its bushy tail and hooked beak.
Saura and Stellio (right)
Above is a winged saura: a lizard, which can cure its blindness by gazing towards the rising sun through a crack in a wall. Below is the stellio, a type of spotted newt.