Category: Lizard Information & News

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Reptile Store Owner Seeks Facebook Help To Find Snake Thief

Reptile Store Owner Seeks Facebook Help To Find Snake Thief

Owner Jeff Jensen is asking for the public's help in getting his pets back. [...]
10 Parson’s Chameleons Hatch at Chester Zoo

10 Parson’s Chameleons Hatch at Chester Zoo

The Parson's chameleon is considered the biggest chameleon by weight in the world. [...]
USFWS Proposes Protections For Florida Keys Mole Skink

USFWS Proposes Protections For Florida Keys Mole Skink

By 2060, 72 to 88 percent of the skink's native range will be underwater, the USFWS says. [...]
Relative to Tuatara Discovered In North America

Relative to Tuatara Discovered In North America

Researchers with the National Museum of Natural History have discovered a relative to New Zealand’s tuatara that lived more than 150 million years ago [...]
8 Lygodactylus Gecko Species New To Science Discovered In Madagascar

8 Lygodactylus Gecko Species New To Science Discovered In Madagascar

Researchers have discovered eight new gecko species in the forests of Madagascar. The researchers apparently discovered the eight new species while st [...]
Rescued Savannah Monitor Finds Home At Zoo Atlanta

Rescued Savannah Monitor Finds Home At Zoo Atlanta

Savannah monitors are also known as Bosc's monitors and are native to sub-Saharan Africa and are a ground-dwelling species. [...]
Missing Chuckwalla In England Found Six Weeks Later

Missing Chuckwalla In England Found Six Weeks Later

A lizard in England described as a chuckwalla that the keeper says was lost six weeks ago was found at a car park near an airport in Guernsey. [...]
Land Iguana Reintroduction Successful on Galapagos’ Santiago Island

Land Iguana Reintroduction Successful on Galapagos’ Santiago Island

In addition to Santiago, the Galapagos land iguana (Conolophus subcristatus) is found on Fernandina, Isabela, Santa Cruz, North Seymour, Baltra, and S [...]
Reintroducing Texas Horned Lizards Into The Wild

Reintroducing Texas Horned Lizards Into The Wild

Once abundant in much of the Southwest, the Texas horned lizard (Phrynosoma cornutum) has disappeared from much of its range in Texas. [...]
Bearded Dragon Brain Mapped By University of Illinois Researchers

Bearded Dragon Brain Mapped By University of Illinois Researchers

The bearded dragon is the most common lizard species treated by exotic veterinarians. [...]
Why Enclosure Design Matters

Why Enclosure Design Matters

Enrichment is an extremely important aspect of reptile welfare that can reduce stress-related behaviors. [...]
Louisiana Police Officer Keeps Bearded Dragon Until Owner is Located

Louisiana Police Officer Keeps Bearded Dragon Until Owner is Located

The police officer put out an APB for the owner, but three days later, nobody has come forward. [...]
New Gecko Species From Germany’s Geiseltal Region Described

New Gecko Species From Germany’s Geiseltal Region Described

The gecko is closely related to the European leaf-toed gecko Euleptes europaea [...]
4 Care Tips to Help Your Gecko Thrive

4 Care Tips to Help Your Gecko Thrive

From beginning pet owners to experienced reptile keepers, geckos make great companions. [...]
Cedar Key Mole Skink May Get Endangered Species Protections

Cedar Key Mole Skink May Get Endangered Species Protections

The lizard, which is known to occupy several islands off Florida's Nature Coast, was first petitioned for protections in 2012. [...]
Captive Wildlife Permit Rules Changed In Florida

Captive Wildlife Permit Rules Changed In Florida

"Leaving Floridians’ livelihoods, businesses, hobbies and pets open to wide interpretation. . . is scary to all permit holders, especially those of us [...]
21 Percent Of All Reptile Species Threatened With Extinction, Study Says

21 Percent Of All Reptile Species Threatened With Extinction, Study Says

Climate change is described as a looming threat to reptiles, as the changes reduce thermally viable windows for foraging, among other things. [...]
Endangered Bahamian Rock Iguanas Getting High Blood Sugar From Ecotourists

Endangered Bahamian Rock Iguanas Getting High Blood Sugar From Ecotourists

Tourists on the Exhuma Islands in the Bahamas are causing Bahamian rock iguanas (Cyclura sp.) to suffer from unusually high bold sugar due to the feed [...]
Lizard King Michael Van Nostrand Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison, Fined $100,000

Lizard King Michael Van Nostrand Sentenced To 8 Months In Prison, Fined $100,000

Van Nostrand, 55, was also ordered to immediately pay a fine of $100,000. That money will be paid directly to the Lacey Act Reward Fund. [...]
California Recommends Temblor Legless Lizard Be Placed On State’s Endangered Species List

California Recommends Temblor Legless Lizard Be Placed On State’s Endangered Species List

The Temblor legless lizard is 4 to 7 inches in length from snout to vent with smooth shiny scales and a blunt tail. [...]
Four Guatemalan Beaded Lizards Hatched At Oklahoma City Zoo

Four Guatemalan Beaded Lizards Hatched At Oklahoma City Zoo

It is estimated that there are about 200 to 500 Guatemalan beaded lizards left in the wild. [...]
Illinois’ Famous “Snake Road” In Shawnee National Forest Closed Until May 15

Illinois’ Famous “Snake Road” In Shawnee National Forest Closed Until May 15

The U.S. Forest Service usually closes the 2.5 mile road March 15, but due to warming weather, the road closed March 5. [...]
Tuatara Largely Unchanged In 190 Million Years, New Fossil Shows

Tuatara Largely Unchanged In 190 Million Years, New Fossil Shows

Tuatara are endemic to New Zealand and while they resemble lizards, they are part of the order Rhynchocephalia. [...]
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