Category: Lizard Information & News

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Asian Water Monitor Climbs Shelves At Thai 7-11

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 [...]
Project <em>Varanus salvatorii</em>

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 t [...]
Critically Endangered Philippine Crocodile Can Scale 50 Degree Limestone Walls

Critically Endangered Philippine Crocodile Can Scale 50 Degree Limestone Walls

The most critically endangered crocodile species in the world, the Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) can climb steep hills, a behavior tha [...]
Bearded Dragon Most Popular Pet Reptile, Followed By Ball Python And Leopard Gecko, Data Shows

Bearded Dragon Most Popular Pet Reptile, Followed By Ball Python And Leopard Gecko, Data Shows

The bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) is the most popular herp kept by reptile keepers, according to a study based off Google Trends research publishe [...]
Bearded Dragon Rescued By Hikers In Sonoma County, CA

Bearded Dragon Rescued By Hikers In Sonoma County, CA

Someone apparently abandoned or lost a bearded dragon  (Pogona vitticeps) on a hiking trail on Taylor Mountain in Sonoma County, CA and if it weren’t [...]
Six Legless Lizards

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 di [...]
New Bacterium Strain Killing Lizards On Australia’s Christmas Island

New Bacterium Strain Killing Lizards On Australia’s Christmas Island

Researchers with the Sydney School of Veterinary Science at the University of Sydney in Australia and the Taronga Conservation Society Australia were [...]
Florida FWC Votes To Ban Commercial Breeding And Keeping Of Pythons, Tegus, Other Reptiles

Florida FWC Votes To Ban Commercial Breeding And Keeping Of Pythons, Tegus, Other Reptiles

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission voted today to ban the commercial breeding and keeping of several invasive species of reptiles i [...]
Skink That Lived 25 Million Years Ago Discovered In Australia

Skink That Lived 25 Million Years Ago Discovered In Australia

An extinct skink species that lived in what is now South Australia more than 25 million years ago has been discovered and described by researchers wit [...]
World’s Highest Elevation Reptile, <em>Liolaemus aff. tacnae</em>, Discovered In Peru

World’s Highest Elevation Reptile, Liolaemus aff. tacnae, Discovered In Peru

Researchers in Peru have discovered what they believe is the world's highest altitude reptile, a species of lizard of the South American genus Liolaem [...]
Florida Reptile Breeder Keeps License After State Tried To Eliminate It

Florida Reptile Breeder Keeps License After State Tried To Eliminate It

Taesoon Ty Park, a well known Florida reptile breeder whose license was not renewed after two monitor lizards apparently escaped and injured two dogs, [...]
 52 Pygmy Blue-Tongue Lizards Moved To South Australia To Determine Adaptability

 52 Pygmy Blue-Tongue Lizards Moved To South Australia To Determine Adaptability

The pygmy blue-tongue lizard (Tiliqua adelaidensis), thought to have gone extinct until a specimen was discovered in the belly of a dead brown snake i [...]
Illegal Trade Of Philippine Monitor Lizards Aided By Facebook

Illegal Trade Of Philippine Monitor Lizards Aided By Facebook

Facebook continues to be the main tool for the illegal selling of monitor lizards in the Philippines, according to a report by TRAFFIC, an organizatio [...]
World’s Smallest Chameleon Discovered In Madagascar

World’s Smallest Chameleon Discovered In Madagascar

Researchers in Madagascar have discovered and described a new species of Brookesia chameleon that is smaller than the previous known smallest species, [...]
Tuatara’s Two Sets Of Mitochondrial Genome May Help It Withstand Cold Temperatures Better

Tuatara’s Two Sets Of Mitochondrial Genome May Help It Withstand Cold Temperatures Better

Researchers have discovered that the tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus), lizard-like reptiles endemic to New Zealand and the only living member of the rept [...]
New Indian Bent-Toed Gecko Species Discovered And Described

New Indian Bent-Toed Gecko Species Discovered And Described

Researchers in India have discovered a new species of bent-toed gecko from the Indian province of Arunachal Pradesh. Cyrtodactylus arunachalensis is b [...]
Green Geckos Benefit From Soft Penned Release In New Zealand

Green Geckos Benefit From Soft Penned Release In New Zealand

Researchers in New Zealand studying the green barking gecko (Naultinus punctatus) have determined that releasing this species in a "soft pen" rather t [...]
Higher Body Temps In Island Lizards Help Them Escape Snake Predation

Higher Body Temps In Island Lizards Help Them Escape Snake Predation

A four decade study of Japan’s Okada's five-lined skink (Plestiodon latiscutatus) and its main predator, the Japanese four-lined rat snake (Elaphe qua [...]
Australian Monitor Lizards Are Ecosystem Engineers, Researchers Say

Australian Monitor Lizards Are Ecosystem Engineers, Researchers Say

A 10 year University of Florida study on Australia’s yellow-spotted monitor lizard (Varanus panoptes horni) have concluded that these reptiles should [...]
Introduced Peter’s Rock Agama Most Well Established Agamid Species In Florida

Introduced Peter’s Rock Agama Most Well Established Agamid Species In Florida

The Peter’s rock agama (Agama picticauda), which was first introduced to the state of Florida in 1976 is the latest introduced species that the Sunshi [...]
Public Comment Period Scheduled On Reintroduction Of Saint Croix Ground Lizard

Public Comment Period Scheduled On Reintroduction Of Saint Croix Ground Lizard

The Saint Croix ground lizard (Pholidoscelis polops) was listed as endangered by the IUCN, and the government of St. Croix has been working on a reint [...]
Baby Alligators Can Regrow Severed Tails, Study Says

Baby Alligators Can Regrow Severed Tails, Study Says

A study published in Scientific Reports says that baby American alligators (Alligator mississippiensis) can regenerate up to 18 inches of their tails [...]
New Philippine False Gecko Species Discovered In Bicol Region On Luzon Island

New Philippine False Gecko Species Discovered In Bicol Region On Luzon Island

Researchers in the Philippines have discovered and described a new species of Philippine false gecko whose genus cannot be found anywhere else in the [...]
Panther Chameleon Lost In Daly City, CA Since June Found Alive On Powerline

Panther Chameleon Lost In Daly City, CA Since June Found Alive On Powerline

A panther chameleon (Furcifer pardalis) that was found stuck on a powerline in Daly City, CA was rescued after three days perched on the line. The [...]
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