Category: Lizard Information & News

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New Gecko Species Named After Hong Kong Movie Star Jackie Chan

New Gecko Species Named After Hong Kong Movie Star Jackie Chan

Researchers have discovered a new gecko species that is so agile it was named after action star Jackie Chan. Jackie’s day gecko (Cnemaspis jackieii [...]
Researchers Regenerate Near Perfect Lizard Tails Using Stem Cells

Researchers Regenerate Near Perfect Lizard Tails Using Stem Cells

Researchers at the University of Southern California have successfully used stem cells to regenerate a more functioning tail in lizards after tail los [...]
Listing Komodo Dragon As Endangered Based On Assumption, Should Be Reassessed

Listing Komodo Dragon As Endangered Based On Assumption, Should Be Reassessed

A komodo dragon takes down a deer. Photo by Sergey Uryadnikov/Shutterstock The listing of the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) as endangered was [...]
Scientists Discover New Liolaemus Lizard Species In Peru

Scientists Discover New Liolaemus Lizard Species In Peru

A new species of Liolaemus lizard has been discovered in the Peruvian Andes. The lizard, named Liolaemus warjantay was found at a 4,500 meter (14,700 [...]
140 Sand Lizards Released Into The Wild In The UK

140 Sand Lizards Released Into The Wild In The UK

140 sand lizards were released in September 2021. Photo courtesy Forestry England, Marwell Zoo and Amphibian and Reptile Conservation The wild sand [...]
New Zealand Scientists Want To Regulate Cats After One Regurgitated 28 Lizards

New Zealand Scientists Want To Regulate Cats After One Regurgitated 28 Lizards

Feral cats, like everywhere else in the world, are a big problem in New Zealand, so much so that scientists are calling on more stringent feral cat ma [...]
204 Texas Horned Lizards Released Into The Wild

204 Texas Horned Lizards Released Into The Wild

A hatchling Texas horned lizard. Photo by Texas Parks and Wildlife Department The Fort Worth Zoo and the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, along [...]
Komodo Dragon Reclassified As Endangered Species

Komodo Dragon Reclassified As Endangered Species

The iconic Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), the largest lizard in the world and native only to Komodo National Park in Indonesia, has been reclass [...]
Gliding Geckos Smash Into Tree Trunks Head First Then Stabilize Using Their Tails

Gliding Geckos Smash Into Tree Trunks Head First Then Stabilize Using Their Tails

The Asian flat-tail geckos ( Hemidactylus platyurus) is a lizard that is known to jump from tree to tree. But what was not known was how the little li [...]
Colorful Species Of Wood Lizard Discovered In Peru

Colorful Species Of Wood Lizard Discovered In Peru

Researchers in Peru surveyed an area from the Río Huallaga Basin from 2011 to 2018 and discovered a new wood lizard species of the genus Enyalioides t [...]
Missing Nile Monitor From Canada Reptile Zoo Found

Missing Nile Monitor From Canada Reptile Zoo Found

Markhor, a 3 1/2 foot, 3 pound nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) that went missing in June from Little Rays Reptile Zoo and Nature Centre in Hamilton, [...]
Illinois’ Snake Road To Close September 1

Illinois’ Snake Road To Close September 1

"Snake Road" in Shawnee National Forest in Illinois will close September 1 for the annual migration of reptiles and amphibians to their winter habitat [...]
Two European Glass Lizards Hatch At Smithsonian’s National Zoo

Two European Glass Lizards Hatch At Smithsonian’s National Zoo

The Smithsonian’s National Zoo announced that its resident European glass lizard (Pseudopus apodus) pair, which were hatchlings themselves in 1996, we [...]
Zoo Med Labs: Inside the ReptiSun UVB/LED Lighting Solution

Zoo Med Labs: Inside the ReptiSun UVB/LED Lighting Solution

Zoo Med Labs, which developed the first UVB lighting solution for reptiles in the early 1990s has pushed the envelope once again with the introduction [...]
Rough-nosed Horned Lizards Separated Into Four Distinct Groups

Rough-nosed Horned Lizards Separated Into Four Distinct Groups

The rough-nosed horned lizard (Ceratophora aspera), a species that lives in the Southwestern rainforests of Sri Lanka, are, through genetic testing an [...]
Crested Geckos Have Sticky Tail Pads That Can Support 5X Their Mass, Study Says

Crested Geckos Have Sticky Tail Pads That Can Support 5X Their Mass, Study Says

Geckos are known for their sticky toe pads. In fact, researchers have studied the stickiness of toe pads of geckos and have found that some species ca [...]
Australia Face Challenges Due To Poaching Of Shingleback Skinks

Australia Face Challenges Due To Poaching Of Shingleback Skinks

A new report from the University of Adelaide and the Monitor Conservation Research Society has found that all four species of the shingleback skink (T [...]
Lizards From Different Parts Of World Evolved With Same Communication Skills

Lizards From Different Parts Of World Evolved With Same Communication Skills

Two different lizard species, the Anolis lizards of the Caribbean and the Draco lizards of Southeast Asia learned the same skills in spite of being to [...]
An Inside Look at the Program Protecting the Critically Endangered Anegada Iguanas

An Inside Look at the Program Protecting the Critically Endangered Anegada Iguanas

About 80 miles northeast of Puerto Rico lies a small island lined with white sandy beaches and surrounded by stunning coral reefs. The island, Anegada [...]
Lemon Frost Leopard Gecko Morph Spurs Cancer Clues

Lemon Frost Leopard Gecko Morph Spurs Cancer Clues

While unique leopard gecko morphs are always sought after amongst reptile keepers, some combinations create genetics that are detrimental to the lizar [...]
Reward For Nile Monitor Missing From Canada Reptile Zoo

Reward For Nile Monitor Missing From Canada Reptile Zoo

A 3 1/2 foot, 3 lb nile monitor (Varanus niloticus) has gone missing from Little Rays Reptile Zoo and Nature Centre in Hamilton, Ontario Canada. Th [...]
Reptile Described As Dinosaur Confirmed A Lizard

Reptile Described As Dinosaur Confirmed A Lizard

Researchers with Barcelona's Institut Català de Paleontologia Miquel Crusafont have confirmed a new species of lizard of the family Oculudentavis, Ocu [...]
South Carolina Bans Keeping Of Tegu Lizards

South Carolina Bans Keeping Of Tegu Lizards

South Carolina has banned the importation of Argentine black and white tegus (Salvator meriane)and their hybrids into the state, and breeding of the s [...]
Deadline To Tag Your Non-Native Reptile In Florida Is July 28

Deadline To Tag Your Non-Native Reptile In Florida Is July 28

The University of Florida, in conjunction with the  Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission will hold free Passive Integrated Transponder ta [...]
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