Category: Wild Lizards

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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. [...]
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. [...]
New Species of Legless Skink Discovered in Africa

New Species of Legless Skink Discovered in Africa

The new species, Acontias mukwando sp. nov is closely related to A. percivali. [...]
Fresno Chafee Zoo Gets $1.2 Million Grant To Bolster Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard Populations

Fresno Chafee Zoo Gets $1.2 Million Grant To Bolster Blunt-nosed Leopard Lizard Populations

The zoo in 2020 joined an emergency action by the Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Fresno State University and the Calif [...]
This is Why The Komodo Dragon Is Such An Apex Predator

This is Why The Komodo Dragon Is Such An Apex Predator

Video has appeared on social media of a Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) taking down a small deer. [...]
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. [...]
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 [...]

Scientists Discover New Liolaemus Lizard Species In Peru

A new species of Liolaemus lizard has been discovered in the Peruvian Andes. The lizard, named Liolaemus warjantay was found at a 4,500 meter (14,700 [...]
Komodo Dragon Reclassified As Endangered Species

Komodo Dragon Reclassified As Endangered Species

The iconic Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis), the largest lizard in the world and native only to Komodo National Park in Indonesia, has been reclass [...]

Rough-nosed Horned Lizards Separated Into Four Distinct Groups

The rough-nosed horned lizard (Ceratophora aspera), a species that lives in the Southwestern rainforests of Sri Lanka, are, through genetic testing an [...]

Australia Face Challenges Due To Poaching Of Shingleback Skinks

A new report from the University of Adelaide and the Monitor Conservation Research Society has found that all four species of the shingleback skink (T [...]
Lizards From Different Parts Of World Evolved With Same Communication Skills

Lizards From Different Parts Of World Evolved With Same Communication Skills

Two different lizard species, the Anolis lizards of the Caribbean and the Draco lizards of Southeast Asia learned the same skills in spite of being to [...]
An Inside Look at the Program Protecting the Critically Endangered Anegada Iguanas

An Inside Look at the Program Protecting the Critically Endangered Anegada Iguanas

About 80 miles northeast of Puerto Rico lies a small island lined with white sandy beaches and surrounded by stunning coral reefs. The island, Anegada [...]

South Carolina Bans Keeping Of Tegu Lizards

South Carolina has banned the importation of Argentine black and white tegus (Salvator meriane)and their hybrids into the state, and breeding of the s [...]
Bearded Dragon Embryos Can Switch Sex Two Different Ways, Study Says

Bearded Dragon Embryos Can Switch Sex Two Different Ways, Study Says

For many egg laying reptiles, temperature of the eggs during incubation determines the sex of the hatchling. For example, a 2017 study of green sea tu [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
South Carolina Documents First Argentine Black And White Tegu In The Wild

South Carolina Documents First Argentine Black And White Tegu In The Wild

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources announced today that it has captured an adult female black and white tegu  (Salvator merianae) in L [...]

Green Iguanas Found In The Wild In Singapore And Thailand

The common green iguana (Iguana iguana), once the most popular lizard with reptile keepers and native to Mexico, southern Brazil and Paraguay, has bee [...]
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