Category: Lizards

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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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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. [...]
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. [...]
Nile Monitor Conservation Efforts In South Africa

Nile Monitor Conservation Efforts In South Africa

Through this rescue mission, we have used it to make the residents of the estate more aware of the litter issue. [...]
8 Of The Most Popular Geckos For Reptilekeepers

8 Of The Most Popular Geckos For Reptilekeepers

Geckos are some of the most beautiful lizards and these are widely captive-bred. [...]
Return of the Dragons

Return of the Dragons

A recent revision to the taxonomy of the sailfin lizard has increased the number of species from three to five. [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Yellow-Spotted Night Lizard Information and Care

Yellow-Spotted Night Lizard Information and Care

The yellow-spotted night lizard (Lepidophyma flavimaculatum) is generally the only species in the family Xantusiidae that is occasionally available in [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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