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Brazilian Treefrog Named After Mythical Beast of Amazon Described

Dendropsophus mapinguari was discovered in 2009 but has just been described.

Lizards Sleep Like Humans, Study Says

Sleep patterns suggest common ancestor between reptiles, birds and mammals.

Ball Python Found Dead in English Lake

If you purchase a reptile or any other animal and decide that you no longer want to can’t care for it, don’t release it where you live. Chances are it will not survive.

Ball Python Found in Beaumont, Tex. Woman’s Oven

Snake was safely removed by the city’s animal services.

Man Holds Snake as Pomeranian Tries to Attack It

People do cruel things to get famous.

Boy Gets Stuck in Tree Trying to Save Pet Lizard, Firefighters Rescue Boy

They were unable to locate the lizard.

New Fat-Tailed Gecko Species Discovered in Australia

Man Kills Someone’s Pet Ball Python

Some people are just ignorant about snakes while others just hate them.

More Than 100 Seized Endangered Tortoises Returned to Madagascar

139 radiated tortoises and seven angonoka tortoises were smuggled from Madagascar and discovered in India.

Chinese Turtle Smuggler Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

Man smuggled turtles in excess of $1 million to China

Snake in North Carolina Gets Electrocuted Biting Another Electrocuted Snake

City workers came across these dead snakes in an electrical box on a house slated for demolition.

Indonesian Pop Star Irma Bule Dies After King Cobra Used as Stage Prop Bites Her

The king cobra's handler apparently had antivenin on hand but she refused treatment.

Abandoned Red-Eared Slider Finds Home in New York Public Library

Rescued red-eared slider now calls the New York library home.

USARK Constrictor Rule Update: April 4, 2016

Indian Dancing Frog Tadpoles Finally Observed

New Viper Species Discovered in Ethiopia

University of Utah students snapped a picture of the new species in 2013.

Researchers Determine Skin Color of 10 Million-Year-Old Snake

With the help of a scanning electron microscope and the color palette of modern day colubrid snakes, researchers have devised a color pattern.

USFWS Releases Draft Recovery Plan for Tiger Salamander

The recovery plan for the California tiger salamander was 10 years in the making.

Pit Vipers Shipped From Philippines to Pennsylvania Found Dead at Post Office

The snakes were found in a box declared to be T-shirts.

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.

Man Releases 13-foot Python inside Japanese Restaurant in California

Wood Turtles Need Endangered Species Protections, Lawsuit Says

Chinese Man Feeds Puppy to His Python And Gets Some Serious Flack

Chinese social media reacts with impunity at this man for feeding a puppy to his snake.

Colombia Kicks Out a New Species of Frog and it is Golden

You Think Vipers Are The Fastest Strikers? Think Again!

While snakes of the viperidae family are perceived as the fastest strikers, the rat snake is oftentimes a faster striker than the vipers.

Check Out This Insane Macro Video of a Bearded Dragon

See a bearded dragon from a different perspective.

83 Desert Tortoises up for Adoption in Arizona

Desert tortoises cannot be released back into the wild once they are kept in captivity.

Check Out This New Species of Shieldtail Snake Just Discovered in India

Khaire’s black shieldtail was discovered in India's southern Maharashtra, Goa, and northern Karnataka region.

Reptile Fossil Discovered That Links Reptiles to Dinosaurs

Teyujagua paradoxa fills an evolutionary gap between archosauriforms and more primitive reptiles.

Have You Seen This Video of Terry Phillip Feeding Monocled Cobras?

Terry Phillip is super cam as he feeds monocled cobras.

New Frog Species Discovered in Laterite Rock Formations of India

Microhyla laterite was discovered in laterite rock formations on India's coast.

Florida Woman Who Tortured and Killed Hatchling Gopher Tortoise Pleads Guilty

Python Hitches Ride on Engine of Car in Zimbabwe

The python was safely removed and released.

Florida Owner of Escaped Cobra in Plea Deal, Sells All Venomous Snakes

As part of a plea deal, Lewis Mark Pellicer will not possess venomous snakes for one year.

Florida Owner of Escaped Cobra in Plea Deal, Sells All Venomous Snakes

As part of a plea deal, Lewis Mark Pellicer will not possess venomous snakes for one year.

Researchers Detail Oldest and Most Diverse Lizard Paleofauna Encased in Amber

The researchers were able to find multiple lizard species from five clades.

New Bush Frog Discovered in Western Ghats Region of India

The frog was discovered in the Biligiri Rangaswamy Temple Tiger Reserve.

Texas Rattlesnake Festival Runs March 12-13

Woman Bitten By Iguana at Marriott Hotel in Virgin Islands Sues Hotel Chain

Python Abandoned in Front of Home in Scotland

The Scottish SPCA is currently caring for the snake.

Canadian Man Deported from U.S. for Selling Parrot-Lizard Fossil From China

The man admitted to undercover agents that the fossils were smuggled out of China.

Florida Woman Who Allegedly Tortured Hatchling Gopher Tortoise Back in Jail

Jennifer Emoke Greene sent back to jail due to a bond issue.

New Species of Freshwater Turtle Discovered in Papua New Guinea

Elseya rhodini is of the side-neck turtle family Chelidae

California Couple Plead Guilty to Sea Turtle Egg Poaching

More than 900 eggs were seized by the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in November 2014.

Snake Thief Wanted by Colorado Police

A man stole a piebald python from a Petsmart in Glendale, Colorado

Two Sulcata Tortoises Do it at New York Fashion Week

Aussie Snake Breeder Hatches out Two-Headed Coastal Carpet Python

The two-headed coastal carpet python share the same body but different necks.

Former Major Leaguer Glenn Hubbard to Get His Own Boa Constrictor Loving Bobblehead

Hubbard, who played in the Majors in the 1980s took his all star photo with a boa constrictor on his shoulders

Ball Python Dumped in Trash at Philadelphia Train Station

Don't throw out your snakes, adopt them out.

As Zika Virus Spreads, Argentinians Turn to Frogs and Toads For Mosquito Abatement

Tadpoles of certain frog and toads have been observed feeding on mosquito larvae, but not necessarily the Aedes aegypti mosquito.

Doodle4Google Contest Entry Features a Reptile Lover’s Art

Vote now so we can see reptiles on the Google home page!

City of Norman in Oklahoma Considers Python and Boa Ban

Estimates put 800 to 1,200 people in jeopardy of losing their pet snakes.

Comedian Kevin Hart Freaks as Ice Cube Handles a Black-headed Python

“Look at that face look at that face? Why his face all black like that? Cube’s about to die!”

Two Green Anacondas Found on Florida’s Space Coast

The snakes are presumed to be pets at one point

Radiated Tortoise Stolen From Australia’s Perth Zoo

The radiated tortoise has been missing since February 1

Check Out These Super Cute Beaded Lizards That Hatched at the Columbus Zoo

Dead 17-Foot Reticulated Python Found in Riverside Calif. Trash Dump

It is illegal in Riverside, Calif. to dump dead pets in the regular trash.

Baby Red Eared Sliders With Painted Shells Sold at a Reptile Expo in Oklahoma

The vendor claimed that they were modified like GloFish when it is obvious they were painted.

Family Claims

Hellbender Salamander Conceived With Cryopreserved Sperm Hatches at Nashville Zoo

It is hoped that assisted reproductive technology can help bolster wild populations of the Eastern Hellbender Salamander.

Black and White Tegus Can Warm Their Bodies During Mating Season

Tegus can maintain their internal body temperatures from 4 to 10°C higher than their burrows

Real or Photoshop? Photo Shows What Appears to Be Boa Constrictor Wrapped Around Coyote in Florida

Puma Releases Coral Snake Inspired Shoes

Want a new pair of kicks to show at the next reptile expo?

This Pac Man Frog Isn’t Too Happy Being Poked

Horned frogs are known to have painful bites.

King Brown Snake Hatchling Yawning In Its Shell Goes Viral

The little hatchling became a sensation on Facebook

Indian Treefrog Rediscovered, Placed in Brand New Genus

Franky’s treefrog was rediscovered by accident by renowned biologist Sathyabhama Das Biju

One of Alan Rickman’s Last Acting Gigs Was a PSA With a Tortoise to Help Refugees

Rickman lended his voice to help Save the Children

Newfie Saves Stranded Sea Turtle

Newfoundland dogs are great swimming dogs who work as rescue dogs.

California Gynecologist Sentenced For Stalking With Snake

The woman purchased a ball python and placed it in her husband's bedroom in an effort to exact revenge.

Japanese Scientists Regenerate Functional Joints in Xenopus laevis

Xenopus laevis can regenerate functional joints after amputation.

Frozen Red-Eared Slider Brought Back to Life

The red-eared slider was given up by its owners and the Pennsylvania SPCA is considering whether to file charges.

Interim Ban Placed on Importation and Interstate Transport of 201 Salamander Species

Yellow-Bellied Sea Snake Washes Ashore in San Diego

The sea snake most likely got caught in the cooler waters off the coast.

Pregnant Snake Found Under Australian Fridge

Snake Stolen from Oregon Pet Store

183-Year-Old Tortoise Goes on a Diet

January 8, 2016

11 Ball Pythons Abandoned Outside Vet Office Over Christmas Holiday Have Died

Only 1 of the 12 snakes survived.

Latest Snake Prank: Bikini Girl Catches Rubber Cobra

Girl's brother tried to prank his sister but she got the last laugh.

As Far as Speed Goes, Smaller Chameleons Have Faster and More Powerful Tongues

A small chameleon species has a tongue that can go from 0 to 60 mph in a hundredth of a second.

Top Trending Reptile News Stories for 2015

These articles were the top 6 of the year and the top dumbest articles of the year.

Venomous Reptile Keeping May End in Florida

Florida has been marred by venomous snake escapes the last several months.

Puff Adders are Masters of Disguise and Smell

Puff adders employ chemical crypsis to hide in plain sight.

Freedom Frog Released From Pennsylvania Prison

Prisoner finds a frog in the prison yard and releases him when he got out.

Two Aussie Sea Snake Species Thought Extinct Rediscovered

The short-nose sea snake and the leaf-scaled sea snake were discovered in unexpected locales in Australia.

Bronx Zoo Rehabs Stowaway Indian Cobra

The Indian cobra was severely dehydrated when it was captured by Bronx Zoo herpetologists.

Santa and the Snake at the Frontenac Mall in St. Louis!

The Frontenac Mall in St. Louis has a pet friendly Santa Claus.

Russian Amateur Snake Handler Dies After King Cobra Bites Him

Vladmir kept several venomous snakes, including a green mamba, a red spitting cobra and the king cobra that killed him.

Six New African Clawed Frog Species Discovered

DNA, voice recordings, CT scanning of internal anatomy, and chromosome analysis determined the species were new to science.

Boy Breaks Into New York Home and Shoots Bearded Dragon with BB Gun

The boy has been charged with burglary and criminal mischief and possibly animal cruelty.

UK Rubbish Collector Finds Bearded Dragon in Recycling Box

Iggy pop is being cared for until a suitable home is found for him.

First Person: The Grady Bunch

A woman has cared for more than 100 reptiles over the years.

7 Juvenile Spur-Thighed Tortoises Stolen From Home in Northwich, Chesire England

Spur-thighed tortoises cannot be sold in England without an Article 10 licens

66 Snakes Seized From Baltimore Man

Veiled Chameleon Art Show

The artwork is uncanny.

A Year Later, English Boy Enjoys His Mediterranean House Gecko Stowaway

A Mediterranean house gecko stowaway made a boy's dream come true last Christmas.

Owner of Two Chameleons Seized by Calgary Humane Society Wants Them Back

Two veiled chameleons seized were the property of a paying customer and she wants them back.

New Treefrog Species Discovered in the Brazilian Atlantic Forest

Dendropsophus bromeliaceus is found in bromeliad plants filled with rainwater.

Leatherback Trust Biologist Removes Plastic Fork From Nose of Olive Ridley Turtle

Please reduce your use of plastic items that are "disposable."

Man Photographs Lace Monitor Up the Wall of His House

This lace goanna
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