reply to post by wylekat
So, first off, this rendering has a hooded nose, like a human.
Humans are the only animal that display this phenotypical expression in morphology, where such is attributed to the
Aquatic Ape Hypothesis
proposed by German pathologist Max Westenhöfer in 1942, and
then independently by British marine biologist Alister Hardy in 1960.
Reptiles do not show such phenotypical expression, where instead, can close off their nasal passages independently.
The ears conform to basic simian/human/hominid standards, even expressing earlobes.
Reptiles have none such.
The lips, chin, jawline, cheeks, brow, eye placement and size, also conform to basic simian/human/hominid standards.
The over-all head shape and size is not outside the range of regular humans who've undergone head shaping from childhood.
All in all, if this were a real photo and not a CGI rendering, this could simply be a normal human being, painted green, with yellow slit pupil
Anyone with the imaginative sophistication of a 1950s B-movie budget requirement could have come up with this as a cheap way to portray the 'idea'
of aliens, or lizard people.
It's barely a step up from futuristic haircuts, and over-done shiny space clothes.
All it took for Leonard Nimoy to be an alien Vulcan was fancy sharp eyebrows, severe haircut, and pointy ears.
It looks like someone's poor attempt through lack of imaginative facility to describe what they think a lizard alien might look like when they have
little to no background or understanding in evolutionary morphology and phenotypical expressions across species types.