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Phrynosoma asio: A Horned Lizard That Eats More Than Ants

Keeping horned lizards is difficult because most are ant eaters. Phrynosoma asio apparently eats other insects as well.

8 Interesting Reptiles And Amphibians Of Madagascar

Madagascar is home to some of the most uniquely adapted reptiles and amphibians of the world.

10 Evolutionarily Interesting Reptiles

Here we showcase 10 of the strangest, coolest, and most bizzare creatures falling into the Reptilia nomenclature.

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.

Man Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Trafficking 48 Armadillo Girdled Lizards

The armadillo girdled lizard is known to roll into a ball as a defensive mechanism against predators.

Cuban Brown Anole No Longer Evolving, Scientists Say

The brown anole has essentially stopped evolving because it may not need to.

Researchers Witness Cannibalistic Tendencies In Aegean Wall Lizard

This may be the first documented case of an Aegean wall lizard feeding on its own species.

Endangered Species Protection Sought For Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

Much of the dunes sagebrush lizard's habitat is found in oil rich west Texas.

Paroedura lohatsara, Endemic To Madagascar, Listed 34th on ZSL's EDGE List Of Endangered Reptiles

Paroedura lohatsara is found on a single mountain range in Madagascar.

USFWS Sued For Failing To Protect Cedar Key Mole Skink

The USFWS was petitioned by the Center in 2012 to protect the reptile under the Endangered Species Act.

Police In Australia Goes Beyond Call Of Duty To Save Lizard Stuck In Red Bull Can

Police officer removes lizard's head that got stuck in Red Bull can.

Texas Conservation Plan For The Dunes Sagebrush Lizard To Be Rewritten

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.

50 Duvaucel’s Geckos Released On Island They Once Roamed

The Dvaucel's geckos were devastated by introduced mammals such as rats, cats and ferrets.

The Solution For Keeping Monitor Lizards From Raiding Sea Turtle Nests? Cane Toads

Researchers have found that dead cane toads placed on top of sea turtle nests deter monitor lizards from pilfering the eggs.

New Lizard Species Discovered In India Named After Sir David Attenborough

The lizard is from the genus Sitana and is a fan-throated lizard.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tokay Gecko In Mexican Standoff With Golden Treesnake In Thailand

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

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.

Asian Water Monitors Thrive In Palm Oil Plantations

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

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.

Florida Keys Mole Skink Denied Endangered Species Act Protection

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

European Union To Propose Closing Lizard Sale Loophole

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

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.

Woman Bitten By Iguana At Marriott Hotel In Virgin Islands Sues Hotel Chain

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

New Chameleon Species Discovered In Tanzania

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

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.

Invasive Cuban Brown Anole Found on Bermuda Island

The invasive Cuban brown anole can have a potentially devastating effect on the critically endangered Bermuda skink.

Man Photographs Lace Monitor Up The Wall Of His House

This lace goanna just wanted to get a bit higher up the wall of this house in Albury, New South Wales.

Herp Queries with Bill Love: California Night Lizard

Is Australia’s Striped Legless Lizard Under Threat Of Extinction?

The striped legless lizard is under assault from urban development, clearing of grasslands and a host of other factors.

Video: Goanna Attacks Western Brown Snake At The Kangaroo Sanctuary in Australia

Goannas are known to take down and eat venomous snakes.

Bristol Zoo Is Now Home To 165 Seized Electric Blue Geckos

The electric blue gecko is dwindling in its native habitat.

Fish-Scaled Gecko Crawls Out Of Its Skin To Avoid Being Eaten

The skin of Geckolepis sp. is covered with big scales that overlap and fall off easily.

Brown Anole Named Flo-Rida Hops On A Plane To Scotland

The stowaway was found in the luggage of a woman who took a trip to Florida.

Rock Dwelling Gecko Species Discovered In India

Live (Then Dead) Lizards As Shock Props On Reality TV

Why does James Marsden chop the head off this lizard in Running Wild with Bear Grylls?

Climate Change To Have Deadly Effects On North American Lizard Embryos

Plateau fence lizard embryos experience high mortality in the nest if temperatures reach 110 degrees Fahrenheit.

New South African Lizard Species Named After David Attenborough

Platysaurus attenboroughi was discovered in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province

Florida Plumber Pulls Green Iguana Out Of Clogged Toilet

Nebraska Zookeeper Recovering From Komodo Dragon Bite

Did You Know Black Iguanas Sometimes Eat Juveniles?

Two New Lizard Species Discovered In Chile

New Day Gecko Species Discovered In India

Florida's Palm Beach County Nile Monitors Target Of Removal Efforts

Three Wood Lizard Species Discovered In Peru And Ecuador

A Visit To Indonesia's Komodo National Park

Flat-tailed Horned Lizard Stops Construction Of Solar Energy Facility In California

Herpetologist Photographs Male Black And White Tegus Trying To Mate With Dead Female

California Protects the Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard

5 Great Costa Rican Herping Destinations

Shingleback Skinks Found To Be Anemic In Chemically Controlled Aussie Croplands

Researchers in the Philippines Discover Two New Asian Water Monitors in a Manila Black Market

World’s Smallest Varanus Lizard Species Discovered In Australia

Australia’s Striped Legless Lizard Threatened By Overgrazing Kangaroos

California Fish And Game Commission Expected To Act on Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Status In February 2015

Herping Travels In The Canary Islands

CBD To Sue USFWS Over Colorado Checkered Whiptail Lizard Non-Status

The Center for Biological Diversity is suing the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for failing to act on whether the Colorado Checkered whiptail lizard should be listed as an endangered species.
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