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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.

Aussies Trying to Determine if Newly Discovered Lizard is Endangered

Barrier range dragon may be restricted to rocky habitats.

Kingdom of Qatar Commissions Lizard Study

Lizards of the family Gekkonidae dominate the Qatari landscape.

Three Lizards Species Discovered in Peru

Three lizard species of the genus Liolaemus discovered in Peru.

Where Did All The Horny Toads Go?

Filmmaker Stefanie Leland in 2009 set out on a journey to find out the status of horned lizards

North American Lizards From the Sceloporus Genus

A guide to swift and spiny lizards.

Seeking Out The Fiji Crested Iguana

Take a journey to Yadua Taba, a Fiji island sanctuary of the critically endangered Brachylophus vitiensis.

Asian Water Monitors in Downtown Bangkok

To see Varanus salvator, look no further than Bangkok’s Lumphini Park.

Two Herpetologists Discover Four Legless Lizard Species in California

It was previously thought that just a single species of legless lizard, Anniella pulchra existed in the California.

Fossil of Lizard That Ruled the World's Oceans Discovered in Jordan

Swedish scientists discover near perfect fossil of Prognathodon.

New Gecko Species From Vietnam Discovered

Cyrtodactylus kingsadai is the 25th species discovered in the Southeast Asian nation since 1997.

Greater Short Horned Lizard a Rarity in Canada

Parks Canada biologists study Phrynosoma hernandesi to protect its environment.

Giant Saltwater Crocodile Captured in the Southern Philippines

The 20ft Crocodylus porosus might be set free, away from populated areas

More Than 600 Water Monitors Relocated After They Raided Fish Farms in Thailand

The lizards were relocated to Thailand's Khaoson Wildlife Breeding Centre.

Mexican Scientists Discover 23-Million-Year-Old Lizard Preserved in Amber

The lizard is believed to be from the genus Anolis and is a complete animal.

Southeast Asian Lizard Named after Rocker Jim Morrison

Barbaturex morrisoni roamed the earth more than 36 million years ago.

Hawaiian Skink Declared Extinct

Emoia impar hasn't been documented in Hawaii since the 1960s.

Researchers Have Mapped The Family Tree of All Known Snake and Lizard Groups

More than 4,000 lizard and snake species mapped using DNA sequencing.

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Protections Overseen by Oil Lobbyists

Texas Habitat Conservation Foundation formed by Texas Oil and Gas Association Board Members.

Carolina Anoles Found on Japan's Anijima Island

Anolis carolinensis has already wreaked havoc on nearby Chichijima and Hahajima islands.

New Species of Lizard of the Family Agamidae Discovered in Somalia

Findings published in the Journal of Zoological Systematics and Evolutionary Research

Indian Gecko Long Thought Extinct Rediscovered in the Eastern Ghats Mountains of India

Geckoella Jeyporensis was last seen more than 130 years ago.

Two Wood Lizard Species Discovered in Peru

Lizards were discovered during a herpetological expedition funded by Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi.

Texas Plan to Protect Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Never Released to Public, Advocacy Group Says

Center of Biological Diversity to sue the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for not listing Sceloporus arenicolus as endangered.

Viviparous Lizards Could Become Extinct Within 50 Years

Global warming cited as reason that may lead to the demise of viviparous lizards that give birth to live young.

Lawsuit Filed to Protect Florida Keys Mole Skink

Skink may lose habitat in Florida Keys due to rising sea levels.

California's Island Night Lizard Makes Comeback

After more than 35 years, USFWS proposes removal of Xantusia riversiana from Endangered Species List.

Sir David Attenborough's Galapagos 3D to Feature Pink Iguana

Attenborough captured Conolophus Marthae on video for his new Sky TV show.

Three Australian Lizards Discovered and Described

Researchers find that a single species of skink is actually four distinct species.

Introduced Lizard in Miami Tolerates Cold Weather Better Than Its Puerto Rican Counterpart

Anolis cristatellus, introduced in Miami in 1975, can withstand temperatures 3 degrees cooler.

New Species of Australian Lizard Discovered in Queensland

Amelia's canegrass dragon, Diporiphora ameliae is about 2.6 inches in length.

44 Tuataras Released Into Orokonoi Eco-Sanctuary in New Zealand

15 adult males, 15 adult females and 14 juveniles released into predator-free sanctuary.

Durrell Wildlife Conservation Trust Successfully Breeds Orange-Tailed Skinks

Critically endangered orange-tailed skinks produce 16 offspring.

Monitor Lizards Still Being Sold in Fish Markets in India

Despite protections enacted in 1972, selling of Varanus bengalensis still occurs.

Choosing Desert Lizards

Bonus content from the December 2010 REPTILES magazine article "Build a Desert Lizard Vivarium."

Tokay Geckos Self Clean Their Feet to Keep Them Sticky

Study points to hundreds of hairs called setae that give Gekko gecko its grip.

Proboscis Anole Rediscovered In Ecuador

Camouflage could be reason why Anolis proboscis hasn't been seen in the wild since the 1960s.

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Will Not be Listed as an Endangered Species

Lizard was listed as candidate for protection in 2010.

Drug Derived from Gila Monster Saliva May Aid in Weight Loss

Exenatide shown to reduce food cravings in laboratory rats.

New Lizard Species Discovered in Africa

Innovative technique used for the first time to confirm identity of Cordylus marunguensis.

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Update: Reptile Won't Be Listed if Landowners Implement Conservation Measures

Seventy percent of habitat in conservation agreements.

How to Find and Collect Swifts and Spiny Lizards

Bonus content from the July 2012 REPTILES magazine article "Swift and Spiny."

Researchers Discover 24 Skink Species in The Caribbean

Half of newly described species may already be extinct.

Stress Study on Southern Grass Skinks Details Some Benefits

Stress on gravid Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii may help offspring survive.

Bumblebee Gecko Discovered In Papua New Guinea

Nactus kunan is about 5 inches in length and resembles a bumblebee in color.

New Lizard Species Found in Cambodia

Lygosoma veunsaiensis, found during a Rapid Assessment Program expedition, has a very distinctive appearance.

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Gets Some Protections in New Mexico

State signs agreement with Fish and Wildlife Service to set aside habitat in Permian Basin.

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Listing Delayed by Six Months

More studies needed to determine if Sceloporus graciosus will be listed as endangered species.

New Species of Madagascar Dwarf Chameleon Detailed

Brookesia micra ranks as one of the smallest four limbed animals in the world.

Colorful Lizard Discovered High in the Peruvian Andes

Potamites montanicola is believed to be semi-aquatic and nocturnal.

American Geckos

Check out these geckos native to America.

Venomous Lizard Found in Carlsbad, CA Yard Sent to San Diego Zoo

Mexican beaded lizard was probably a pet, officials said.

Managed Cattle Grazing in N. California Helps Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard

A rare relationship between rancher and Gambelia sila results in a well fed cow and a swift lizard.

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Update

Texas Comptroller submits draft conservation agreement

Opposition to Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Endangered Species Listing Creates Online Petition

The We the People online petition feature on White House website used in hopes of White House review

Herping Brazil's Refugio Ecologico Caiman

Burning Down the Forest to Restore the Collared Lizard

The introduction of firefighting after WWII to the Ozark Glades diminished collared lizard populations

Texas Commissioners Oppose Endangered Species Listing for Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

Commission says listing of lizard would harm economy, jobs

New Asexual Species of Lizard Discovered

An all-female, asexual species of lizard has been discovered in Vietnam.

New Lizard Fossil Settles Snake Debate

The link between snakes and burrowing lizards is just now starting to become clear.

Grand Cayman Blue Iguana Comes Back from the Brink of Extinction

Captive breeding program helps to bolster blue iguana population

Parthenogenesis in New Caledonian Giant Geckos

A hobbyist says he just witnessed his second and third case of parthenogenesis in New Caledonian giant geckos.

USFWS Proposes Endangered Status for Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

The USFWS proposes that the dunes sagebrush lizard be protected under the Endangered Species Act.

Tokay Gecko Under Threat Due to Bogus Claims the Lizard Can Cure HIV and Other Ailments, Report Says

TRAFFIC Southeast Asia urges protection under CITES.

Texas Congressman Makes Push to Keep Dunes Sagebrush Lizard off Endangered Species List

Listing of lizard as Endangered Species means lost jobs, congressman says

IUCN Updates Its Red List

Some reptiles and amphibians changed categories. Others were added.

Venomous Komodo Monitor

New research suggests the Komodo monitor uses venom, not bacteria, to subdue prey.

Sandfish Lizard Swims

Study reveals how the sandfish lizard moves through sand.

How Do Crocodilians Eat Animals Whole?

New research shows how crocodilians eat animals whole.

Tuatara Evolving Faster Than Other Species

New DNA research suggests that the tuatara is evolving faster than other species.

What Kind of Lizard Is The Geico Gecko?

What type of lizard is the Geico gecko?

New Iguana Species Discovered

Scientists discover a new Pacific iguana and more clues to a longtime mystery.

Gecko Insect Control

Can lizards, such as geckos, be used for controlling insects in the home?

Galapagos Pink Iguana

Galapagos pink iguana identified, soon to be named and described.

The Brown Four-Fingered Skink

A look at the brown four-fingered skink.

The Pale-Headed Skink

The pale-headed skink is a terrestrial skink that likes to bask.

The Wolf's Wedge Skink

The Wolf's wedge skink is a cryptozoic, semifossorial skink with an elongate body, covered in smooth, shiny scales and reduced limbs.

The Solomons Wedge Skink

Check out the Solomons wedge skink.

Sheen Skinks

Check out the sheen skinks.

Blue-Tailed Skink

A look at the blue-tailed skink.

Tokay Gecko Information

An introduction to the popular pet store lizard - the Tokay gecko.

Middle East Gecko

I found this reptile crawling around in one of Saddam Hussein's old ammunition bunkers.

The Pelagic Gecko

The pelagic gecko is actually a species complex comprised of four karyotypic morphs and both unisexual and bisexual populations.

The Jakati River Skink

Emoia jakati is a super-species named for the Jakati River on the Vogelkop Peninsula of Indonesian New Guinea.

Herps of Guantanamo Bay, Cuba

A look at the snakes, lizards and amphibians of Cuba.

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