Lizard Information & News

New Alligator Lizard Species Discovered In Mexico

Researchers with the University of Georgia, Secretaría de Medio Ambiente e Historia Natural, and Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México, have discovered and described a new species of alligator lizard from Mexico’s La Sepultura Biosphere Reserve. Researcher Adam Clause received a…

Blue Iguana Conservation Produces 60 Hatchlings In 2020

Blue Iguana Conservation on the Grand Cayman Islands announced that its breeding facility has so far produced 60 hatchling blue iguanas (Cyclura lewisi) in 2020. The hatchlings are housed in a custom enclosure that is sectioned off from the rest…

Researchers Find 4m Thalattosaur In Belly Of 5m Ichthyosaur

An international group of researchers in China have discovered a five meter Ichthyosaur fossil with a 4m Thalattosaur in its belly, marking what the researchers believe to be the first documented instance of predation on megafauna (animals equal to or…

Green Iguanas Found In The Wild In Singapore And Thailand

The common green iguana (Iguana iguana), once the most popular lizard with reptile keepers and native to Mexico, southern Brazil and Paraguay, has been found in the wild in Singapore and Thailand, most likely as a result of the international…

Whole Tuatara Genome Sequence Completed

Tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus), are lizard-like reptiles endemic to New Zealand and are the only living member of the reptilian order Rhynchocephalia (Sphenodontia). It was announced that the species has had its whole genome sequence completed by researchers with the University…

Petsmart Teams With Snapchat To Promote Reptile Keeping

Petsmart announced it is using an augmented reality lens with the Snapchat social medial platform in an effort to promote reptile keeping. The AR lens, in combination with a quiz that user’s take, will transform the user’s face into a…

Lost Bearded Dragon Turns Up Safe 10 Days Later

A bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) that got out of his enclosure June 13 and then spent 10 days wandering about 4km away from his home was returned to his owner after he was found by a would be bearded dragon…

Nose-Horned Lizard Not Seen Since 1891 Rediscovered In Indonesia

Modigliani’s lizard, (Harpesaurus modiglianii) a lizard of the Agamidae family that hasn’t been seen since it was first discovered way back in 1891, has again been spotted in Indonesia’s North Sumatra province. Wildlife biologist Chairunas Adha Putra was out on a…