Category: Lizard Information & News

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Two Gecko Species of the Genus Cnemaspis Discovered In India’s Northern Western Ghats

Two Gecko Species of the Genus Cnemaspis Discovered In India’s Northern Western Ghats

Cnemaspis are a genus of day geckos from Asia. They are among the most diverse genera of geckos with more than 100 species. [...]
Texas Congressman Wants to Nullify ESA Protections For Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

Texas Congressman Wants to Nullify ESA Protections For Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

Plufger two years ago introduced a bill that would give oversight of the species to the oil industry and land owners. It has gone nowhere in the Hous [...]
Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Listed Under Endangered Species Act

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Listed Under Endangered Species Act

The little lizard has been the subject of a tug of war between the USFWS, environmentalists and the oil and gas industry for several decades. [...]
Auckland Zoo Receives Five Critically Endangered Awakōpaka Skinks

Auckland Zoo Receives Five Critically Endangered Awakōpaka Skinks

The reptile was first discovered in 2014. Its name means skink that ‘lives in the footprints of mighty glaciers.” [...]
Nonprofit Petco Love Gives $35,000 Grant to J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue

Nonprofit Petco Love Gives $35,000 Grant to J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue

The grant will enable J&R Aquatic Animal Rescue to acquire a vehicle the rescue will use during its Exotic Pet Surrender events. [...]

Miss Universe Philippines Contestant Tamara Ocier Wears Stunning Tacloban Monitor Lizard Costume

The National Costume Theme had contestants donning a wide array of costumes that are designed to highlight the country’s biodiversity [...]
Gecko Species Of the <em>Cyrtodactylus brevipalmatus</em> Group Discovered

Gecko Species Of the Cyrtodactylus brevipalmatus Group Discovered

The species name, Cyrtodactylus thalang comes from the ancient name of Phuket Island, with Thalang meaning "cape." [...]
Gargoyle Gecko Stolen From UK Reptile Shop, Owner Wants It Back

Gargoyle Gecko Stolen From UK Reptile Shop, Owner Wants It Back

The CCTV footage shows the woman walk into the store without anything but then leave with the enclosure the geckos was in. [...]
The Reptile Talks: 1st Symposium To Be Held May 17-19 In Anaheim

The Reptile Talks: 1st Symposium To Be Held May 17-19 In Anaheim

The Reptile Talks seeks to promote inclusion and provide content that benefits the entire hobby; not just one segment or another. [...]
Dwarf Gecko of the Genus Pseudogonatodes Discovered in South America

Dwarf Gecko of the Genus Pseudogonatodes Discovered in South America

The gecko lives in montane semideciduous forests in two localities in the Venezuelan Andes [...]
Oldest Fossil Reptile From Permian Period Is a Forgery, Researchers Say

Oldest Fossil Reptile From Permian Period Is a Forgery, Researchers Say

The “oldest” fossil reptile discovered in the Italian Alps from the early Permian age has been deemed a forgery by researchers, according to a paper p [...]
Man Dies After Being Bitten By Pet Gila Monster

Man Dies After Being Bitten By Pet Gila Monster

According to news reports, the man's girlfriend told authorities she entered the room in which the venomous reptile was housed after hearing her boyfr [...]
Researchers Discover New Kangaroo Lizard Species In India’s Western Ghats

Researchers Discover New Kangaroo Lizard Species In India’s Western Ghats

Agasthyagama edge is named after the Zoological Society of London’s EDGE of Existence Program. [...]
Protecting Sea Turtle Nests From Predators Has Negative Effects On Terrestrial Reptiles

Protecting Sea Turtle Nests From Predators Has Negative Effects On Terrestrial Reptiles

Beach erosion and the erection of fencing to prevent snakes from entering sea turtle nest areas caused the decline of lizard species on Orchid Island [...]
Wood Lizard Species Named After Heavy Metal Band Iron Maiden’s Lead Singer

Wood Lizard Species Named After Heavy Metal Band Iron Maiden’s Lead Singer

The lizards were found in the Cordillera de Colán mountain range and the Río Marañón and Río Chiriaco basins in Peru. [...]
Adam Wickens of Wickens Wicked Reptiles

Adam Wickens of Wickens Wicked Reptiles

Knowledgeable and funny, Adam presents with a dynamic screen presence and his channel has since grown to more than 296,000 subscribers [...]
University of Bristol Student Discovers Ancient Flying Reptile

University of Bristol Student Discovers Ancient Flying Reptile

The animal, called Kuehneosaurus latus, is more closely related to crocodilians and dinosaurs than lizards.. [...]
11 Guatemalan Beaded lizards Hatched At Zoo Atlanta Arrive In Guatemala

11 Guatemalan Beaded lizards Hatched At Zoo Atlanta Arrive In Guatemala

Three male and eight female lizards will join an existing breeding colony at the Parque Zoológico Nacional La Aurora to help bolster wild populations [...]
Brian Barczyk, September 1969-January 2024

Brian Barczyk, September 1969-January 2024

Barczyk was initially known for his ball python morphs and helped lay the groundwork for this species and their popularity amongst reptile keepers. [...]
Mexican Arboreal Alligator Lizard Species Described

Mexican Arboreal Alligator Lizard Species Described

Abronia cunemica sp. nov. is an arboreal lizard from the Northern Highlands of Chiapas, Mexico. [...]
USARK ALERT: Washington Animal Program Ban

USARK ALERT: Washington Animal Program Ban

The bill prohibits any exhibition of animals that provide entertainment, which means even outreach and educational programs will be banned. [...]
USARK Benefit Auction and Reptile Super Show This Weekend

USARK Benefit Auction and Reptile Super Show This Weekend

This show has it all and it is back in Pomona this weekend so head over to check out vendors from across the country [...]
New Agamid Species Discovered in Southern China, Northern Vietnam

New Agamid Species Discovered in Southern China, Northern Vietnam

The researchers conducted more than 13 years of fieldwork (2009 to 2022) on the specimen around Yunnan Province,Guangdong Province, Fujian Province, [...]
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