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Texas Horned Lizard Subject Of Conservation Study By U. Of Texas Master’s Student

If you live in Texas and wish to get involved with Killian's study, visit the iNaturalist website and check the Texas horned lizard project of south Texas.

Three-toed Skink’s Ability To Give Birth And Lay Eggs May Signal Evolutionary Shift

The three-toed skink (Saiphos equalis), may be in the midst of an evolutionary shift between being an egg-layer and a livebearer.

New Species Of Dragon Lizard Discovered In Southern Africa

Smaug swazicus, or Swazi dragon lizard grows up to 13 inches from snout to the tip of its tail

Tesla Installs Sand Lizard Fences At Gigafactory In Grünheide Germany

The sand lizard is a European protected species and is listed as threatened under UK law.

“Snake Road” In Illinois’ Shawnee National Forest To Close Week Of March 15

Now is the time to herp Snake Road.

Tiniest Dinosaur Of All Time Discovered Encased In Amber

Oculudentavis khaungraae has bones similar to that of living lizards.

Trump Administration Sued For Failing To Protect 8 Skink Species

The USFWS failed to act on a 12-month review of the reptiles.

Puerto Rican Crested Anoles Evolve To Withstand Heat Of The City

Not only can the Puerto Rican crested anole tolerate cold more than its island counterparts, it evolved to better deal with heat.

Komodo Dragons Conceived At Chattanooga Zoo Via Parthenogenesis

The three Komodo dragons were on display for three days last week.

Researchers Find 20 Million-Year-Old Anole Forefoot Preserved In Amber

While the image is finely detailed, there is very little left of the structure of the leg.

Worms Found In Brains Of Wall Lizard Embryos

This is the first instance in which the worms were found in reptile eggs.

Florida Bill Would Ban Sale And Possession of Tegus and Green Iguanas

The bill, if signed into law, would affect thousands of jobs in a $100-million-a-year business.

Firefighter In Australia Successfully Performs CPR On Lizard

After 10 minutes of CPR, the lizard was able to breathe on its own.

Chester Zoo Hatches Three Bearded Pygmy Chameleons

The zoo is hoping to establish a robust breeding program for the species.

Aussie Researchers Receive $400,000 Grant To Help Save Pygmy Blue-Tongued lizard

Pygmy blue-tongued lizards spend nearly all of their lives underground, in burrows constructed by trapdoor spiders.

Eastern Fence Lizard Saved From Glue Trap

A little mineral oil and a bit of elbow grease helped safely remove this eastern fence lizard from a glue trap.

The State Of Texas Wants To Know When You See A Texas Horned Lizard

The Texas horned lizard is in decline in much of the state of Texas. It is illegal to possess this species.

Bearded Dragon Saved From House Fire In Florida

The reptile was given oxygen by several respondents.

Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking CITES-Protected Water Monitors From The Philippines

The yellow-headed water monitor, the white-headed water monitor, and the marbled water monitor are endemic to the Philippines.

Southern Grass, Alpine Bog Skink At Risk Of Extinction Due To Australia’s Fires

The alpine bog skink (Pseudemoia cryodroma) is already listed as endangered and the southern grass skink (Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii) is only found in areas that have burned.

Researchers Find 300-Million-Year-Old Lizard Cared For Its Young

Dendromaia unamakiensis was found in Nova Scotia was a Varanopid, an extinct family of animals that resembled monitor lizards.

Leopard Geckos, Bearded Dragon Found On Sidewalk in Stoughton, MA

Police want to speak with owner who left the reptiles.

King's Skink Can Re-regenerate More Functional Tail Than Other Lizards

The king's skink is a very large lizard native to Australia.

The New Oldest Parareptile Is Dubbed Coal Dragon

Blue-Spotted Tree Monitors Hatch At UK’s Bristol Zoo Gardens

This marks the first time the zoo has successfully hatched the species.

Two Men In Japan Face Reptile Smuggling Charges

Perentie monitor lizards are the fourth largest Varanus lizard in the world and are known for their beautiful skin pattern.

Russian Legless Lizard Born At National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium

The Russian legless lizard was born this year after three years of attempts to successfully breed the species. It is not on display at the aquarium.

Lizards Feed On Different Insects With a 2 Degree Change In Temperature

The change in diet caused these lizards to become less healthy.

Six Dravidogecko Species Discovered In Western Ghats Of India

The six gecko species were living in plain sight, thought to be a single species.

Seeking Support For New Research Investigating Color Change In Green Anoles

In this experimental study, there will be two main hypotheses tested.

Komodo Island Will Be Restricted To Premium Tourists, Won’t Be Closed

It is estimated that there are less than 5,000 Komodo dragons left in the wild, all in Indonesia's Komodo Island National Park.

Florida Fish And Wildlife Wants Help In Controlling Tegu Population

The Argentine black and white tegu is established in Florida. The FWC wants your help in controlling its population.

80 Juvenile Sand Lizards Released Near Farnborough, England

Some of the sand lizards were outfitted with radio transmitters to track their movements.

Trump Admin Fails To Protect Florida Keys Mole Skink, Lawsuit Claims

The Florida Keys mole skink lives on a small geographic location in the Florida Keys.

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Chattanooga Zoo Hatches Out Three Komodo dragons

The Komodo dragons might have been born via parthenogenesis.

An Albino Anole Is The First Gene-Edited Reptile

Scientists decided to create albino anoles because removing the tyrosinase albinism gene would not be lethal to the reptile.

Stolen NYC Bearded Dragon Found Safe

Sandy was taken in May from an Upper West Side pet shop.

Hikari to Bring Its Popular Hikari Herptile Foods To US Market

Hikari's Herptile line of prepared foods offer complete nutrition requirements, the company says.

24 Texas Horned Lizards Hatch At San Antonio Zoo

The 24 hatchling Texas horned lizards are part of a breeding program launched at the zoo two years ago.

Asian Water Dragon Born Via Parthenogenesis At Washington’s National Zoo

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo was the first to confirm facultative parthenogenesis in Asian water dragons.

Family Of Bearded Dragon Stolen From New York Pet Shop Offers $1,000 Reward For Its Safe Return

Sandy was stolen from an Upper West Side pet shop.

Australia’s Grassland Earless Lizard Is Actually Four Distinct Species

The grassland earless dragon is an endangered lizard native to Australia

After A Year Of Trying, An Asian Water Monitor Finally Caught In Florida

The Asian water monitor was first reported loose in October 2017.

Exotic Rescue In Florida Wants Savannah Monitor Returned

Peaches was taken from her temporary home May 6.

Reptile Dentition: The Details on Reptile Teeth

Reptile Anatomy and Physiology is an important part of Herpetology and captive care!

Buffalo Zoo Welcomes New Resident Komodo Dragon

Kadal is a Komodo dragon who came to the zoo in October.

Released Texas Horned Lizard Hatchlings Survive Winter

Three of the 10 lizards released were found in good condition.

Three-toed Skink Gives Birth To Live Young And Lays Eggs

The lizard is bimodally reproductive, which means it can give birth to live young and lay eggs.

Albino Anoles Created At The University Of Georgia

Through gene editing, scientists were able to cause albinism in brown anole lizards.

Gila Monster May Just Become Utah State Reptile

Students studying the reptile hope that their efforts pay off and the governor signs the house bill into law.

Reptiles In England’s Hankley Common Receive 110 Hectares of Protected Space

The protected land will total more than 200 hectares by the end of 2019.

House Geckos Can Walk On Water, Researchers Show In Video

Asian house geckos run across water at about the same speed they run across land.

Scuba Anole Stays Submerged For 16 Minutes

Ecologist Lindsey Swierk believes the temporary bubble on top of the aquatic anole's head enables it to breathe underwater.

Texas Ends Conservation Plan For Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

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

Several Released Texas Horned Lizards Survive Into Brumation

10 Texas horned lizards were tagged for tracking. One has since buried itself for the winter.

Fence Lizards Rapidly Adapt To Avoid Invasive Fire Ants

Fence lizards have evolved to twitch and flee from fire ants over the course of the last 40 lizard generations.

Reptile Vet Safely Removes Hot Wheel From Pet Lace Monitor

The big lizard is doing much better thanks to a non-surgical method of removing the toy car from its stomach.

Escaped Asian Water Monitor Captured After 3 Months On The Lam

Bamboo was captured after a homeowner spotted green iguanas running all over the street.

Keeping And Breeding The Minor’s Chameleon

The Minor’s chameleon breeds readily in captivity. You just need to find some.

Florida’s Invasive Reptiles

Florida is sometimes called ground zero for the number of invasive reptiles that now call the state home.

5 Earless Monitor Lizards Hatched At Prague Zoo

Earless monitor lizards are native to Borneo.

Horned Lizards Released Back Into The Wild In Texas

Captive breeding of the Texas horned lizard for release back into the wild should bolster their numbers.

Researchers ID Genes That Enable A Specific Population Of Side-Blotched Lizards To Change Colors

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.

Actor Chris Pratt Takes His Bearded Dragon Out For A Walk

Leo, a domestic pet lizard, or DPL, goes out for a stroll in support of #TakeYourLizardForAWalkDay.

Why Salamanders Can Regenerate Perfect Tails But Lizards Cannot

It is all in the stem cells, (or lack thereof) for tail regeneration in amphibians and lizards.

Woman Doesn't Give Up Found Bearded Dragon Despite Pleas From Owner

A woman says another woman won't return her lost bearded dragon.

Texas Seeks Approval For Rewritten Plan To Protect Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

The dunes sagebrush lizard is found in southeastern New Mexico and west Texas.

Hatchling Gila Monsters Don’t Leave Their Nest For Up To 10 Months, Study Says

Hatchling Gila monsters leave their nest when food sources are more abundant.

King Cobras, Gila Monsters Seized From New York Home

It is illegal to possess the king cobra in the state of New York.

Massachusetts Woman Continues Search For Her Lost Tegu Lizard

Tiggs the tegu went missing July 31.

Texas A&M University Graduate Takes Grad Photo With Her Alligator Friend

Makenzie Noland earned a degree in wildlife ecology and hopes to work at a zoo.

Police In Maine Seek Owner Of Found Monitor Lizard

Hopefully this monitor lizard finds its way home soon.

First Of Its Kind Welfare Facility For Reptiles Opens In England

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.

Two Fan-Throated Lizard Species Discovered In India

The two new species, Sitana gokakensis and Sitana thondalu hail from the Deccan Plateau.

Researchers Describe First Recorded Predation Of Ireland’s Only Lizard Species By Invasive Spider

The Noble false widow spider has spread throughout much of Europe.

Anole Lizards Evolve To Better Survive Hurricane Winds

Anole lizards evolve rapidly, often within a single generation.

Invasive Species And Climate Change Threaten Australia’s Reptiles

One lizard species, the earless dragon, is being consumed by feral cats in very large numbers.

Millions Of Australian Reptiles Killed By Feral Cats Each Year, Study Says

Feral cats kill about 466 million reptiles each year in Australia.

Firefighters Rescue Escaped Iguana From Rooftop In England

Firefighters used a 9 meter ladder to rescue to the wayward reptile.

Bearded Dragon Found In Walmart Delivery Order Gets Adopted

Bearded dragons are native to Australia and are widely captive-bred in the United States

Bearded Dragon Stowaway Arrives In California Couple’s Bicycle Order

Hopefully the bearded dragon's owner will be found.

The Blue-Tongue Skink’s Tongue Is Blue To Ward Off Predators, Study Says

The blue-tongue skink's blue tongue is its last line of defense when trying to ward off predators.

Sacramento Police Seek Man Who Stole Rare Albino Tegu Lizard

The owner offered a $1,000 no questions asked reward for his pet reptile.

Wanted Man Faces 20 Years In Prison If Guilty For Killing Ex-Girlfriend’s Bearded Dragon

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.

Video: Fossil Discovered In The Early 2000s Is Of Oldest Known Lizard, Researchers Say

Megachirella wachtleri is considered the mother of all lizards.

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.

Bearded Dragon Looking For Its Owner At University Of Wisconsin, Madison

The bearded dragon may have escaped its enclosure or was left behind.

New Guinea Lizards Have Lime Green Blood And Toxic Bile

These green-blooded reptiles have high levels of green bile pigment and are resistant to bile pigment toxicity.

Texas Residents Encouraged To Fill Out Texas Invasive Brown Anole Survey

The invasive brown anole competes with native green anoles for food and brown anoles are also known to eat young green anoles.

Woman In Hawaii Captures Invasive Iguana On Video, Which Goes Viral On Social Media

Iguanas are not native to Hawaii and are believed to be established in certain areas on Oahu and Maui islands.

Endangered Species Protection Sought For Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

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

UK Sand Lizard Population Bolstered With Release Of 21 Captive-Bred Lizards

The sand lizard is listed as threatened in the UK and protected under UK law.

Uroplatus pietschmanni: No. 61 On ZSL's EDGE List Of Endangered Reptiles

Although captive breeding of Uroplatus pietschmanni takes place, output is considered too low.

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.

Pronk's Day Gecko Listed At 46 On The EDGE List Of Endangered Reptiles

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.
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