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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

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

Two New Lizard Species Discovered in Queensland, Australia

Green Anoles in Florida Evolved to Better Compete with Invasive Brown Anoles

Video: Spider Devours House Gecko

The Texas Spot-Tailed Earless Lizard Next on Endangered Species List?

Energy Australia Builds Around Pygmy Bluetongue Lizard Habitat

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Lawsuit Dismissed

This Lizard was Trying to “Monitor” Engine Problems in Malaysian Man’s Car

Canadian Skink Lovers Rejoice as Northern Prairie Skink Gets Extra Protections

How Do Lizards Regrow Their Tails? Researchers Have Found the Answer

Texas Horned Lizard in Decline

West Texas is only part of state where numbers of Phrynosoma cornutum are steady.

Asian Monitor Lizard Captured in Hawaii

The water monitor was probably a hitchhiker on a cargo plane from Malaysia.

Stunning New Gecko Species Discovered in India

The gecko, Cnemaspis Girii was named after noted Indian herpetologist Varad Giri.

Southern California Flat-Tailed Horned Lizard Needs Protection, Group Says

Group says the lizard is disappearing due to agriculture and urban development.

The PA Fish and Boat Commission Needs You To Count Reptiles This Summer!

Count reptiles and amphibians in Pennsylvania and submit your data to the survey.

Insanely Colorful Lizard Species Discovered in Ecuador

The emerald-headed lizard is a ground dweller and lives among the leaf litter of the Santa Lucia Cloud Forest Reserve.

Families of Saudi Uromastyx Hunters Appeal For Their Release

Men were arrested after a photo showing a truckload of lizards went viral on the Internet.

New Species of Horned Lizard Discovered in Southern Mexico

Newly described horned lizard has rough scales.

Large Scale Uromastyx Hunting Condemned in Saudi Arabia

The Uromastyx is a popular food item in Saudi Arabia.

California's Island Night Lizard Removed from Endangered Species List

Xantusia riversiana has been on the Endangered Species List since 1977.

Former Animal Planet Wild Recon Host Sentenced to 2 Years Probation, $9,000 in Fines for Violating ESA

Donald Schultz admitted guilt in September 2013

Iguana Tries For Hole in One at PGA Puerto Rico Open

Green iguana goes after golf ball on 16th green of Puerto Rico Open.
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