Tag: Lizards

Crested Geckos Have Sticky Tail Pads That Can Support 5X Their Mass, Study Says

Crested Geckos Have Sticky Tail Pads That Can Support 5X Their Mass, Study Says

Geckos are known for their sticky toe pads. In fact, researchers have studied the stickiness of toe pads of geckos and have found that some species ca [...]
South Carolina Bans Keeping Of Tegu Lizards

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 [...]
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 [...]
Asian Water Monitor That Spent All Summer At Kansas Lake Finally Captured

Asian Water Monitor That Spent All Summer At Kansas Lake Finally Captured

An Asian water monitor (Varanus salvator) that residents of Lake of the Forest, KS said had spent most of the summer at the lake, has been captured an [...]
Male Southern Alligator Lizards Clamp The Heads Of Their Mates For Hours During Courtship

Male Southern Alligator Lizards Clamp The Heads Of Their Mates For Hours During Courtship

Southern alligator lizards (Elgaria multicarinata) have an interesting courtship whereby the male clamps its jaw onto the head of the female and does [...]
Komodo Dragons Threatened By Rising Sea Levels And A Warming Planet, Scientists Say

Komodo Dragons Threatened By Rising Sea Levels And A Warming Planet, Scientists Say

Komodo dragons (Varanus komodoensis), the largest lizards on the planet live on just a few islands in the Indonesian archipelago. There are only an es [...]
Petsmart Teams With Snapchat To Promote Reptile Keeping

Petsmart Teams With Snapchat To Promote Reptile Keeping

Petsmart announced it is using an augmented reality lens with the Snapchat social medial platform in an effort to promote reptile keeping. The AR lens [...]
USARK Challenges Florida’s New Law On Reptile Keeping Restrictions

USARK Challenges Florida’s New Law On Reptile Keeping Restrictions

The United States Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK) is challenging a new law signed last month by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that places restricti [...]
Australian Lizards Illegally Bound For China Intercepted By Australian Authorities

Australian Lizards Illegally Bound For China Intercepted By Australian Authorities

Australian postal workers who couldn’t explain abnormal shadows in x-ray scans of rice cookers, called the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service for a [...]
Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Under Review For Federal Endangered Species Act Protections.

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Under Review For Federal Endangered Species Act Protections.

After years of legal wrangling, a failed initiative by oil and gas companies to voluntarily monitor the heath of the dunes sagebrush lizard, and other [...]
Australia Rock Skink, Named Just A Year Ago May Be Headed to Extinction

Australia Rock Skink, Named Just A Year Ago May Be Headed to Extinction

The Kaputar rock skink (Egernia roomi), informally known for decades but recently given a scientific name in August 2019 may be on the verge of collap [...]
How To Get Your Hognose Snake to Start Eating Again

How To Get Your Hognose Snake to Start Eating Again

Whether you’re a first-time reptile owner or an experienced keeper, one pet that can cause a lot of trouble is hognose snakes. These adorable snak [...]
Florida Bill Would Ban Sale And Possession of Tegus and Green Iguanas

Florida Bill Would Ban Sale And Possession of Tegus and Green Iguanas

The bill, if signed into law, would affect thousands of jobs in a $100-million-a-year business. [...]
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