Lizards

Yellow-Spotted Night Lizard Information and Care

The yellow-spotted night lizard (Lepidophyma flavimaculatum) is generally the only species in the family Xantusiidae that is occasionally available in the United States reptile hobby. Native to parts of Mexico and Central America, with proper care, yellow-spotted night lizards make…

Asian Water Monitor Climbs Shelves At Thai 7-11

A video of an Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator) climbing up a shelf in a 7-11 in Bangkok, Thailand has gone viral. The video opens with the giant lizard seemingly trying to open the cold case with his nose, (perhaps…

Project Varanus salvatorii

When it comes to reptiles, it seems as though there is always another stone to turn over as we are always learning new significant information about them, such as the animals’ habitat preferences, diet or physiology. For years, rumors of…

Six Legless Lizards

What is the difference between a legless lizard and a snake? Although at first glance they may look like a snake, legless lizards have anatomically distinct features that set them apart. The most common, and probably most notable, of these…

New Book Showcases Rare and Incredible Herp Photography

All over the world there are extraordinary Reptiles and Amphibians hiding among the unique habitats they exist in, but many of us will never see them. While herping is a naturalist favorite for everyone, very few people get up close and…

Extinct Reptiles and Amphibians

Extinction means an animal is gone forever, so they will never be back! Reptiles and amphibians are currently facing this risk, where 20% of the described reptiles are threatened or endangered, and 31% of the amphibians (over 2000 species) are…

Venomous Or Poisonous?

Go to any reptile show or zoo, and I can guarantee you will find herpetoculture’s future generation pointing at a reptile or amphibian on display and asking their parents, “Mommy, Daddy is that snake/frog/ lizard poisonous?” Everyone has to walk…

Reptile Lighting

Bonus content from the May 2009 REPTILES magazine article "Catching Wavelengths."