Madagascar is home to some of the most uniquely adapted reptiles and amphibians of the world.
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.
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.
Much of the dunes sagebrush lizard's habitat is found in oil rich west Texas.
Paroedura lohatsara is found on a single mountain range in Madagascar.
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.
The Dvaucel's geckos were devastated by introduced mammals such as rats, cats and ferrets.
Researchers have found that dead cane toads placed on top of sea turtle nests deter monitor lizards from pilfering the eggs.
The lizard is from the genus Sitana and is a fan-throated lizard.
Ray McGibbon used cooking oil and paper towels to safely remove the tar from the lizard.
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.
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.
The Lister's gecko, the blue-tailed skink and the Christmas Island forest-skink are now extinct in the wild.
The lizard saw the kayak and made a beeline toward it and was saved.
The treesnake may have bit more than it could chew with the large lizard.
The little skink can only be found on a few islands in the Florida Keys.
Varanus salvator macromaculatus is thriving in palm oil plantations for now.
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 Florida Keys mole skink lives just 20 to 31 inches above sea level.
Prior to the ban, reptile collectors could take as many reptiles as they wanted.
Thorny devils (Moloch horridus) are native to Australia and are illegal to keep or export out of the country.
Efforts have been underway for several months to relocate the lizards.
Nevada does not have a limit on the number of reptiles collected in the wild.
A New Jersey zookeeper embarks upon the adventure of a lifetime, catching and releasing Komodo dragons.
The whiptails of the Americas and their close cousins, the ameivas, are fast on their feet.
The Sungazer lizard population has declined by more than a third over the last 10 years.
The earless monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) has been the Holy Grail of herpetoculture for many decades.
If there is one gecko that would attack a predator, it's a Tokay.
The three chameleon species were discovered in the mountains of the Democratic Republic of Congo.
Varanus douarrha grows to more than 1.3 meters.
Hemidactylus chipkali is also called the Central Indian Leaf-toed gecko.
Acanthosaura phuketensis is a type of mountain horned dragon, also known as pricklenape agamas
A monitor lizard (Goanna in Australia) makes quick work of a python.
The flat-tailed horned lizard is not endangered in the state of California, state officials say.
A researcher thought he found a new species 40 years ago, which has now been confirmed.
A python species had eaten a lizard of the family Iguanidae, which had an insect in its stomach.
Researchers have identified three new species of Tegu lizards that were previously thought to be a single species.
A monitor lizard hit by a car in Bangkok, Thailand gets a second chance at living thanks to a group of strangers.
Anolis landestoyi is closely related to Chamaeleolis anoles of Cuba.
This dragon was all business and had no fear.
The EU lacks a law like the U.S. Lacey Act and some want that changed.
The foundation failed to protect the lizard or its habitat from the oil and gas industry.
Encounter took place on Australia's Bribie Island.
The chameleon, Kinyongia msuyae, was recently described in the journal Acta Herpetologica
This little lizard survived quite a few odds to make it into a science class
One monitor quits after two minutes but the other gives chase.
Liolaemus uniformis is a mountain lizard, found about 3,000 meters above sea level.
The invasive Cuban brown anole can have a potentially devastating effect on the critically endangered Bermuda skink.
This lace goanna just wanted to get a bit higher up the wall of this house in Albury, New South Wales.
The striped legless lizard is under assault from urban development, clearing of grasslands and a host of other factors.
Goannas are known to take down and eat venomous snakes.
The electric blue gecko is dwindling in its native habitat.
The skin of Geckolepis sp. is covered with big scales that overlap and fall off easily.
The stowaway was found in the luggage of a woman who took a trip to Florida.
Why does James Marsden chop the head off this lizard in Running Wild with Bear Grylls?
Plateau fence lizard embryos experience high mortality in the nest if temperatures reach 110 degrees Fahrenheit.
Platysaurus attenboroughi was discovered in South Africa’s Northern Cape Province
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.