Category: Wild Lizards

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Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Water Monitors From The Philippines

Florida Man Pleads Guilty To Trafficking Water Monitors From The Philippines

The yellow-headed water monitor, the white-headed water monitor, and the marbled water monitor are endemic to the Philippines. [...]
Southern Grass, Alpine Bog Skink At Risk Of Extinction Due To Australia’s Fires

Southern Grass, Alpine Bog Skink At Risk Of Extinction Due To Australia’s Fires

The alpine bog skink (Pseudemoia cryodroma) is already listed as endangered and the southern grass skink (Pseudemoia entrecasteauxii) is only found in [...]
Critically Endangered Philippine Crocodile Killed After Biting Zookeeper In Switzerland

Critically Endangered Philippine Crocodile Killed After Biting Zookeeper In Switzerland

It is estimated that there are less than 100 Philippine crocodiles left in the wild. [...]
Australians Develop Roadmap To Stop Decline Of Its Reptiles

Australians Develop Roadmap To Stop Decline Of Its Reptiles

It is hoped that a plan will help to protect the country's native lizards and snakes. [...]
Six Dravidogecko Species Discovered In Western Ghats Of India

Six Dravidogecko Species Discovered In Western Ghats Of India

The six gecko species were living in plain sight, thought to be a single species. [...]
Komodo Island Will Be Restricted To Premium Tourists, Won’t Be Closed

Komodo Island Will Be Restricted To Premium Tourists, Won’t Be Closed

It is estimated that there are less than 5,000 Komodo dragons left in the wild, all in Indonesia's Komodo Island National Park. [...]
Florida Fish And Wildlife Wants Help In Controlling Tegu Population

Florida Fish And Wildlife Wants Help In Controlling Tegu Population

The Argentine black and white tegu is established in Florida. The FWC wants your help in controlling its population. [...]
80 Juvenile Sand Lizards Released Near Farnborough, England

80 Juvenile Sand Lizards Released Near Farnborough, England

Some of the sand lizards were outfitted with radio transmitters to track their movements. [...]
Utah Wants Feedback On Proposal To Ease Collection Of Wild Herps

Utah Wants Feedback On Proposal To Ease Collection Of Wild Herps

A new proposal by the Utah Division of Wildlife Resources would ease the restrictions placed on herp collecting. [...]
Reptile Dentition: The Details on Reptile Teeth

Reptile Dentition: The Details on Reptile Teeth

Reptile Anatomy and Physiology is an important part of Herpetology and captive care! [...]
Scuba Anole Stays Submerged For 16 Minutes

Scuba Anole Stays Submerged For 16 Minutes

Ecologist Lindsey Swierk believes the temporary bubble on top of the aquatic anole's head enables it to breathe underwater. [...]
Texas Ends Conservation Plan For Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

Texas Ends Conservation Plan For Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

Much of the dunes sagebrush lizard's habitat is found in oil- rich west Texas. [...]
Phrynosoma asio: A Horned Lizard That Eats More Than Ants

Phrynosoma asio: A Horned Lizard That Eats More Than Ants

Keeping horned lizards is difficult because most are ant eaters. Phrynosoma asio apparently eats other insects as well. [...]
8 Interesting Reptiles And Amphibians Of Madagascar

8 Interesting Reptiles And Amphibians Of Madagascar

Madagascar is home to some of the most uniquely adapted reptiles and amphibians of the world. [...]
10 Evolutionarily Interesting Reptiles

10 Evolutionarily Interesting Reptiles

Here we showcase 10 of the strangest, coolest, and most bizzare creatures falling into the Reptilia nomenclature. [...]
Man Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Trafficking 48 Armadillo Girdled Lizards

Man Sentenced To 13 Years In Prison For Trafficking 48 Armadillo Girdled Lizards

The armadillo girdled lizard is known to roll into a ball as a defensive mechanism against predators. [...]
Cuban Brown Anole No Longer Evolving, Scientists Say

Cuban Brown Anole No Longer Evolving, Scientists Say

The brown anole has essentially stopped evolving because it may not need to. [...]
Researchers Witness Cannibalistic Tendencies In Aegean Wall Lizard

Researchers Witness Cannibalistic Tendencies In Aegean Wall Lizard

This may be the first documented case of an Aegean wall lizard feeding on its own species. [...]
Endangered Species Protection Sought For Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

Endangered Species Protection Sought For Dunes Sagebrush Lizard

Much of the dunes sagebrush lizard's habitat is found in oil rich west Texas. [...]
USFWS Sued For Failing To Protect Cedar Key Mole Skink

USFWS Sued For Failing To Protect Cedar Key Mole Skink

The USFWS was petitioned by the Center in 2012 to protect the reptile under the Endangered Species Act. [...]
Texas Conservation Plan For The Dunes Sagebrush Lizard To Be Rewritten

Texas Conservation Plan For The Dunes Sagebrush Lizard To Be Rewritten

The plan was controversial when it was released because oil and gas industry lobbyists formed the makeup of foundation that was supposed to implement [...]
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