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Tar-Covered Blue-Tongue Skink Saved After 13 Hour Ordeal

Ray McGibbon used cooking oil and paper towels to safely remove the tar from the lizard.

Say Goodbye To The Lizard-Themed Carpet At El Paso International Airport

The airport will give away squares of the lizard carpet when it is replaced in May 2018.

Nicole Richie Gives Her Bearded Dragon A Soak

Nicole Richie keeps a bearded dragon and dances while letting it soak.

Iguanas Falling From Trees In South Florida Due To Extreme Cold

As the weather hits the 30s and 40s in South Florida, invasive iguanas start falling from their perches.

Monitor Lizards Now No. 1 Predator Of Loggerhead Turtle Eggs On Second Most Popular Nesting Beach In Australia

Researchers are unsure how the large lizards discover the nests, which are on the second most popular nesting beach for loggerhead turtles.

Four Rare Sand Lizards Settle In At The Wildwood Trust In The UK

The Wildwood Trust is home to four sand lizards, England's rarest lizard.

Vietnamese Crocodile Lizard Discovered In 2003 Finally Confirmed As Separate Subspecies

It is estimated that less than 200 Vietnamese crocodile lizards remain in the wild.

Arizona Man Pleads Guilty To Selling Gila Monsters in South Carolina

Benson must serve five years probation and pay nearly $5,000 in fines—$2,225 restitution to the Lacey Act Reward Account and $2,500 to the Arizona Game and Fish Wildlife Theft Prevention Fund.

Florida Hires Iguana Trapper To Control The Green Iguana

The green iguana is an invasive species in Florida, first appearing in the state in the 1960s.

Mom Offers $500 For Safe Return Of Little Girl’s Stolen Pet Lizard

10-year-old Skyla just wants her pet lizard back.

Asian Water Monitor Rescued From Canada House Fire

The Asian water monitor was bleeding from running around the house, suffers from smoke inhalation and was expoised to cold weather.

Three Australian Lizards Declared Extinct In The Wild

The Lister's gecko, the blue-tailed skink and the Christmas Island forest-skink are now extinct in the wild.

Genetically Female Bearded Dragons Grow A Hemipenes Then Lose Them Prior To Hatching

Genetically female Pogona vitticeps temporarily grow a hemipenes in the development stage and then lose it prior to hatching.

Anole Annals Announces Photo Contest Winners

Winners appear in the 2018 Anole Annals Calendar.

Researchers Discover Two New Anole Lizards In Southern Ecuador

Anolis hyacinthogularis ,has a blue dewlap, while Anolis lososi is named after famed anole researcher Jonathan Losos.

Green Iguana Rescued By Kayak Fisherman Four Miles Off Key West, Florida

The lizard saw the kayak and made a beeline toward it and was saved.

Global Warming May Have Negative Effects On Bearded Dragon Intelligence

Bearded dragons that were incubated at cooler temperatures were quicker to open door to access food than those incubated at warmer temperatures.

Tokay Gecko In Mexican Standoff With Golden Treesnake In Thailand

The treesnake may have bit more than it could chew with the large lizard.

Asian Water Monitor In Florida That Escaped His Enclosure Returned To Owner

Poseidon was out enjoying the Florida sun for more than three weeks.

Trump Administration Sued For Denying Protections To Florida Keys Mole Skink

The little skink can only be found on a few islands in the Florida Keys.

Animal Services Seeks Owner Of Crocodile Monitor Found In Riverside CA, Backyard

This crocodile monitor is looking for its owner in Riverside, Calif.

Man Apprehended Trying To Sell Nile Monitor Via Facebook

The nile monitor was confiscated and the seller charged with possession of wildlife without a permit.

Florida Man Seeks Help In Finding His Missing Asian Water Monitor

Poseidon, a non-invasive Asian water monitor, has been missing for 12 days.

Asian Water Monitors Thrive In Palm Oil Plantations

Varanus salvator macromaculatus is thriving in palm oil plantations for now.

Peter's Banded Skink

Peter’s banded skink is a newcomer to the trade that has arrived from northern Africa in just the past couple years.

Large Gecko Species Discovered In The Eastern Ghats Of India

The gecko, Hemidactylus kangerensis, sports a resemblance to Hemidactylus maculatus, but differs based on the number of femoral pores on each side.

Researchers Map Distribution And Density Of World’s Reptiles

The first definitive map that details the distribution and density of all described reptile species in the world.

More Than 160 Chuckwallas In Arizona Safely Moved Out Of Phoenix Freeway Project’s Path

The chuckwallas were released at the Arizona South Mountain Park/Preserve

Herp Queries: Are People Still Keeping Horny Toads?

The horny toad a.k.a. horned lizard, is best left in the wild.

Researchers Discover 15 New Gecko Species In Myanmar

The Cyrtodactylus and Hemiphyllodactylus geckos hail from just a 90 by 50 kilometer area of the country formally known as Burma.

Video Surveillance Helps Arrest Woman Accused Of Stealing Bearded Dragons From New York Pet Store

The woman was arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and endangering the welfare of a child.

Florida Keys Mole Skink Denied Endangered Species Act Protection

The Florida Keys mole skink lives just 20 to 31 inches above sea level.

Oakland Raider’s Punter Skateboards With His Pet Bearded Dragon

Pro football player Marquette King shows some loving as his beardie tries skateboarding.

Reptiles As Therapy Pets

According to the National Service Animal Registry, all domesticated animals are able to qualify as an official emotional support animal (ESA).

Suffolk, NY Police Offer $5,000 Reward For Info On Woman Caught On Video Stealing Bearded Dragons

80 Juvenile Sand Lizards Released In Eelmoor Marsh, United Kingdom

The sand lizard has experienced declines in England and Wales but is doing well in other parts of Europe and Asia.

Nevada Bans Collection Of Reptiles For Commercial Purposes

Prior to the ban, reptile collectors could take as many reptiles as they wanted.

Herp Queries: Can I Keep A Thorny Devil?

Thorny devils (Moloch horridus) are native to Australia and are illegal to keep or export out of the country.

Little Green Anole Survives Hurricane Irma Thanks To Some Cute Kids

Coconutter lives on a porch in Florida. He was brought inside to escape the winds of Hurricane Irma.

Two Lizard Species Slow High Speed Rail Project In Germany

Efforts have been underway for several months to relocate the lizards.

Nevada To Consider Banning Or Limiting Commercial Collection Of Wild Reptiles

Nevada does not have a limit on the number of reptiles collected in the wild.

Komodo Dragon Trappers

A New Jersey zookeeper embarks upon the adventure of a lifetime, catching and releasing Komodo dragons.

Why No Whiptail Lizards?

The whiptails of the Americas and their close cousins, the ameivas, are fast on their feet.

Monitor Lizard In 10-Hour Standoff With Illinois Police Surrenders Peacefully

The 6-year-old, 3-foot long reptile spent more than 10 hours on the lam.

Sungazer Lizard Faces Extinction Due To Farming And Illegal Animal Trade

The Sungazer lizard population has declined by more than a third over the last 10 years.

Herp Queries With Bill Love: The Earless Monitor

The earless monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) has been the Holy Grail of herpetoculture for many decades.

What Reptile Would Make An Ideal Breeding Project?

With beardies and ball pythons saturating the market, what is the next breakout star in the reptile hobby?

Australian Authorities Seize Smuggled Reptiles Destined For Black Market

Among the reptiles seized were several venomous snakes.

Tokay Gecko Attacks Tree Snake, Which Regurgitates Another Gecko

If there is one gecko that would attack a predator, it's a Tokay.

Three Chameleon Species Discovered in Central Africa

The three chameleon species were discovered in the mountains of the Democratic Republic of Congo.

Monitor Lizard Rediscovered in Papua New Guinea

Varanus douarrha grows to more than 1.3 meters.

New Species of Hemidactylus Gecko Discovered in India

Hemidactylus chipkali is also called the Central Indian Leaf-toed gecko.

Iguana-like Lizard Species That Lived 75 Million Years Ago Discovered in Montana

Google Honors 37th Anniversary of Komodo National Park in Indonesia

New Acanthosaura Lizard Discovered in Phuket, Thailand

Acanthosaura phuketensis is a type of mountain horned dragon, also known as pricklenape agamas

Video: Monitor Lizard Makes Quick Work of Python in Noosa, Australia

A monitor lizard (Goanna in Australia) makes quick work of a python.

Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Won't Appear On California’s Endangered Species List

The flat-tailed horned lizard is not endangered in the state of California, state officials say.

New Gecko Species Discovered in Australia

A researcher thought he found a new species 40 years ago, which has now been confirmed.

Hatchling Iguanas Run For Their Lives From Galapagos Racer Snakes in The BBC's Planet Earth 2

New Gecko Species Discovered in India

Monitor Lizard Enters Formula 1 Race in Singapore

Researchers Discover 48 Million Year Old Snake That Had Eaten a Lizard That Had Eaten a Bug

A python species had eaten a lizard of the family Iguanidae, which had an insect in its stomach.

Golden Tegu Now Four Distinct Species

Researchers have identified three new species of Tegu lizards that were previously thought to be a single species.

Gray's Monitor Lizard Makes its Home at the San Diego Zoo

The Gray's monitor lizard, known as Butaan in the Philippines, is listed as Vulnerable by the IUCN.

Granite Spiny Lizard Diet May Factor in More Potent Southern Pacific Rattlesnake Venom

The Granite spiny lizard may be causing a more potent venom in the Southern Pacific rattlesnake in California's San Jacinto Mountains.

Strangers Come Together to Help Monitor Lizard Hit By Car in Bangkok

A monitor lizard hit by a car in Bangkok, Thailand gets a second chance at living thanks to a group of strangers.

Humans are Related to Reptiles, Study Says

Scale-less Bearded Dragon shows that feathers, hair and scales come from single reptilian ancestor

Reptiles Lost During Fort McMurray Fire May be at Edmonton Humane Society

The humane society will be adopting these animals soon.

New Anole Species Discovered in the Dominican Republic

Anolis landestoyi is closely related to Chamaeleolis anoles of Cuba.

What Would You Do if a Monitor Lizard is Knocking at Your Front Door?

Frilled Lizard Chases Australian Man With Camera

This dragon was all business and had no fear.

Texas Middle School Teacher Seeks Donations for Leopard Gecko Habitat

Ms Muñoz seeks funds for a leopard gecko enclosure.

Missing Bearded Dragon Found Safe

Lou was found in the backyard in which he wandered off.

European Union to Propose Closing Lizard Sale Loophole

The EU lacks a law like the U.S. Lacey Act and some want that changed.

Beardie Missing from Ionia County, MI Family

Dispatch urges anyone who finds it to contact them

Lizards Sleep Like Humans, Study Says

Sleep patterns suggest common ancestor between reptiles, birds and mammals.

Boy Gets Stuck in Tree Trying to Save Pet Lizard, Firefighters Rescue Boy

They were unable to locate the lizard.

New Fat-Tailed Gecko Species Discovered in Australia

Cape Coral Florida Police Frees Nile Monitor Lizard and Gets Taken to Task By Some on Social Media

Texas Comptroller Terminates Oil Industry Foundation set up to Protect Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

The foundation failed to protect the lizard or its habitat from the oil and gas industry.

Feral Cats are Killing and Eating Small Reptiles In Australia’s Kakadu National Park

These Lace Monitors Battle For Supremacy

Encounter took place on Australia's Bribie Island.

Check Out This Insane Macro Video of a Bearded Dragon

See a bearded dragon from a different perspective.

Reptile Fossil Discovered That Links Reptiles to Dinosaurs

Teyujagua paradoxa fills an evolutionary gap between archosauriforms and more primitive reptiles.

Researchers Detail Oldest and Most Diverse Lizard Paleofauna Encased in Amber

The researchers were able to find multiple lizard species from five clades.

Woman Bitten By Iguana at Marriott Hotel in Virgin Islands Sues Hotel Chain

Doodle4Google Contest Entry Features a Reptile Lover’s Art

Vote now so we can see reptiles on the Google home page!

Viral Reptile Photo of the Week: Heath Monitor Devours Tiger Snake

Looking for a Pet Reptile? Consider a Breeder

There are distinct advantages to buying reptiles directly from the source, if you go about it the right way.

Check Out These Super Cute Beaded Lizards That Hatched at the Columbus Zoo

New Chameleon Species Discovered in Tanzania

The chameleon, Kinyongia msuyae, was recently described in the journal Acta Herpetologica

Black and White Tegus Can Warm Their Bodies During Mating Season

Tegus can maintain their internal body temperatures from 4 to 10°C higher than their burrows

Green Anole Found in Student's Salad Becomes Class Mascot

This little lizard survived quite a few odds to make it into a science class

Two Monitor Lizards Fight In Middle of Busy Road

One monitor quits after two minutes but the other gives chase.

New Iguana Species Discovered in Chile

Liolaemus uniformis is a mountain lizard, found about 3,000 meters above sea level.

As Far as Speed Goes, Smaller Chameleons Have Faster and More Powerful Tongues

A small chameleon species has a tongue that can go from 0 to 60 mph in a hundredth of a second.

Boy Breaks Into New York Home and Shoots Bearded Dragon with BB Gun

The boy has been charged with burglary and criminal mischief and possibly animal cruelty.

UK Rubbish Collector Finds Bearded Dragon in Recycling Box

Iggy pop is being cared for until a suitable home is found for him.

First Person: The Grady Bunch

A woman has cared for more than 100 reptiles over the years.
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