Florida is sometimes called ground zero for the number of invasive reptiles that now call the state home.
Earless monitor lizards are native to Borneo.
Captive breeding of the Texas horned lizard for release back into the wild should bolster their numbers.
A colony of side-blotched lizards living on black lava rock in the Mojave desert of Southern California can change its color after some time living under different conditions.
Leo, a domestic pet lizard, or DPL, goes out for a stroll in support of #TakeYourLizardForAWalkDay.
Madagascar is home to some of the most uniquely adapted reptiles and amphibians of the world.
It is all in the stem cells, (or lack thereof) for tail regeneration in amphibians and lizards.
Here we showcase 10 of the strangest, coolest, and most bizzare creatures falling into the Reptilia nomenclature.
A woman says another woman won't return her lost bearded dragon.
The dunes sagebrush lizard is found in southeastern New Mexico and west Texas.
Hatchling Gila monsters leave their nest when food sources are more abundant.
It is illegal to possess the king cobra in the state of New York.
Tiggs the tegu went missing July 31.
Makenzie Noland earned a degree in wildlife ecology and hopes to work at a zoo.
Hopefully this monitor lizard finds its way home soon.
The National Centre for Reptile Welfare in Kent, England, can house up to 600 reptiles and amphibians at a time and rehome 1,000 animals each year.
The two new species, Sitana gokakensis and Sitana thondalu hail from the Deccan Plateau.
The Noble false widow spider has spread throughout much of Europe.
Anole lizards evolve rapidly, often within a single generation.
One lizard species, the earless dragon, is being consumed by feral cats in very large numbers.
Feral cats kill about 466 million reptiles each year in Australia.
Firefighters used a 9 meter ladder to rescue to the wayward reptile.
Bearded dragons are native to Australia and are widely captive-bred in the United States
Hopefully the bearded dragon's owner will be found.
The blue-tongue skink's blue tongue is its last line of defense when trying to ward off predators.
The owner offered a $1,000 no questions asked reward for his pet reptile.
Girlfriend told authorities Dennis killed Nola in a jealous rage.
Family Feeding Sailfin Lizards For 10 Years Spurs Authorities To Push For Critical Habitat Near Their Home
The Philippine sailfin lizard is listed as vunerable by the IUCN.
Megachirella wachtleri is considered the mother of all lizards.
The armadillo girdled lizard is known to roll into a ball as a defensive mechanism against predators.
The brown anole has essentially stopped evolving because it may not need to.
This may be the first documented case of an Aegean wall lizard feeding on its own species.
The bearded dragon may have escaped its enclosure or was left behind.
These green-blooded reptiles have high levels of green bile pigment and are resistant to bile pigment toxicity.
The invasive brown anole competes with native green anoles for food and brown anoles are also known to eat young green anoles.
Iguanas are not native to Hawaii and are believed to be established in certain areas on Oahu and Maui islands.
Much of the dunes sagebrush lizard's habitat is found in oil rich west Texas.
The sand lizard is listed as threatened in the UK and protected under UK law.
Although captive breeding of Uroplatus pietschmanni takes place, output is considered too low.
Paroedura lohatsara is found on a single mountain range in Madagascar.
Also known as the marbled gecko, the Pronk's day gecko grows to 11 cm in length and is known to inhabit just one locality on Madagascar.
The eyes weren't eyes in the traditional sense, used for seeing, but rather likely used to detect changes in such things as light.
All three species seized by the USFWS are protected under CITES.
The Aussie swimmer breeds beardies and blue tongues.
Colobops noviportensis was a tiny little reptile with a massive and powerful jaw.
These two reptiles got stuck and were saved by WIRES personnel.
Bubbles was found by a Los Angeles man who took the time out to search for him.
Bubbles is a 6-year-old black-throated monitor who is also the store's mascot.
Petey is the reptile version of Disaster Girl.
The researchers hope to find out why the lizard has the capability to regenerate its tail.
The USFWS was petitioned by the Center in 2012 to protect the reptile under the Endangered Species Act.
Police officer removes lizard's head that got stuck in Red Bull can.
The plan was controversial when it was released because oil and gas industry lobbyists formed the makeup of foundation that was supposed to implement the plan.
This sculpture is certain to generate discussion, like the Running Hare of Kingman.
The findings detail the oldest known group of lizard trackways, and they show that lizards were already using bipedal locomotion.
The Dvaucel's geckos were devastated by introduced mammals such as rats, cats and ferrets.
Time will tell if Teigen's daughter becomes a reptile lover.
Could reptiles be used to spy for the West?
Researchers have found that dead cane toads placed on top of sea turtle nests deter monitor lizards from pilfering the eggs.
Hemidactylus vanam is a large gecko of about 112.2mm in length.
The lizard is from the genus Sitana and is a fan-throated lizard.
The lizard is being cared for near the Heathrow Airport until a home can be found for it.
Ray McGibbon used cooking oil and paper towels to safely remove the tar from the lizard.
The airport will give away squares of the lizard carpet when it is replaced in May 2018.
Nicole Richie keeps a bearded dragon and dances while letting it soak.
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.
The Wildwood Trust is home to four sand lizards, England's rarest lizard.
It is estimated that less than 200 Vietnamese crocodile lizards remain in the wild.
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.
The green iguana is an invasive species in Florida, first appearing in the state in the 1960s.
10-year-old Skyla just wants her pet lizard back.
The Asian water monitor was bleeding from running around the house, suffers from smoke inhalation and was expoised to cold weather.
The Lister's gecko, the blue-tailed skink and the Christmas Island forest-skink are now extinct in the wild.
Genetically female Pogona vitticeps temporarily grow a hemipenes in the development stage and then lose it prior to hatching.
Winners appear in the 2018 Anole Annals Calendar.
Anolis hyacinthogularis ,has a blue dewlap, while Anolis lososi is named after famed anole researcher Jonathan Losos.
The lizard saw the kayak and made a beeline toward it and was saved.
Bearded dragons that were incubated at cooler temperatures were quicker to open door to access food than those incubated at warmer temperatures.
The treesnake may have bit more than it could chew with the large lizard.
Poseidon was out enjoying the Florida sun for more than three weeks.
The little skink can only be found on a few islands in the Florida Keys.
This crocodile monitor is looking for its owner in Riverside, Calif.
The nile monitor was confiscated and the seller charged with possession of wildlife without a permit.
Poseidon, a non-invasive Asian water monitor, has been missing for 12 days.
Varanus salvator macromaculatus is thriving in palm oil plantations for now.
Peter’s banded skink is a newcomer to the trade that has arrived from northern Africa in just the past couple years.
The gecko, Hemidactylus kangerensis, sports a resemblance to Hemidactylus maculatus, but differs based on the number of femoral pores on each side.
The first definitive map that details the distribution and density of all described reptile species in the world.
The chuckwallas were released at the Arizona South Mountain Park/Preserve
The horny toad a.k.a. horned lizard, is best left in the wild.
The Cyrtodactylus and Hemiphyllodactylus geckos hail from just a 90 by 50 kilometer area of the country formally known as Burma.
The woman was arrested and charged with fourth-degree grand larceny and endangering the welfare of a child.
The Florida Keys mole skink lives just 20 to 31 inches above sea level.
Pro football player Marquette King shows some loving as his beardie tries skateboarding.
According to the National Service Animal Registry, all domesticated animals are able to qualify as an official emotional support animal (ESA).
The sand lizard has experienced declines in England and Wales but is doing well in other parts of Europe and Asia.
Prior to the ban, reptile collectors could take as many reptiles as they wanted.