Category: Lizard Information & News

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New Leaf-tailed Gecko Species Discovered in Australia

New Leaf-tailed Gecko Species Discovered in Australia

Researcher Conrad J. Hoskin of Australia's James Cook University has discovered a new leaf-tailed gecko species on Scawfell island in Queensland, Aust [...]
Pet Businesses Respond to Florida FWC Chairman Barreto’s Call for Shut Down

Pet Businesses Respond to Florida FWC Chairman Barreto’s Call for Shut Down

Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission Chairman Rodney Barreto's call for immediate action to restrict nonnative species was stunning to pe [...]
Borneo Earless Monitor: The Importance for Captive Breeding

Borneo Earless Monitor: The Importance for Captive Breeding

As beautiful as a daydream. That would be the Borneo earless monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis). This semi-aquatic lizard was first recorded to be found [...]
Reptile Smuggler Sentenced To 14 Months in Prison

Reptile Smuggler Sentenced To 14 Months in Prison

Canadian national Ka Yeung Marvin Chan was sentenced to 14 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy ton smuggle reptiles from the United States t [...]
New 2023 CITES Herp Listings

New 2023 CITES Herp Listings

Did you know that your pet herp may be a species of protected wildlife? Many exotic reptiles and amphibians are protected under CITES, also known as t [...]
10 Great Christmas Gifts For Reptile Lovers

10 Great Christmas Gifts For Reptile Lovers

It is that time a year. Make your reptile related gift count. Your reptile lover will be thankful! [...]

Rábida Leaf-toed Gecko Thriving On Galapagos Islands 10 Years After Invasive Rat Removal

The Galapagos islands are home to 28 gecko species of the family Geckkonidae. Nineteen species are endemic to the islands. [...]
Care And Breeding the Basilisk Lizard

Care And Breeding the Basilisk Lizard

Basiliscus basiliscus is a beautiful species for advanced keepers. [...]
New Lizard Species <em>Cryptovaranoides microlanius</em> Discovered In Natural History Museum Cupboard

New Lizard Species Cryptovaranoides microlanius Discovered In Natural History Museum Cupboard

The lizard is a game changer in the history of reptiles in that the changes in the rates of evolution most likely need to be reassessed. [...]
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

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

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

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

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. [...]
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