Some lizards may not be able to cope with future climate change temperatures, say researchers from the University of Exeter. Ultimately, they may have to adopt the motto "live fast and die young."
It's True! Crocodiles readlly do keep one eye open as they sleep, say researchers from Australia's La Trobe University and Germany's Max Planck Institute for Ornithology.
Over the past five years, more than 200 new species have been found in the Eastern Himalayas and noted in scientific studies.
A hawksbill sea turtle found off the coast of the Solomon Islands is the first biofluorescent reptile ever discovered. The sea turtle was "glowing" green and red as it swam by researchers observing corals in the Pacific Ocean.
Giant killer lizards roamed Australia during the time early humans first arrived on the southern continent, say researchers who now have the 50,000 year old fossil bones to prove it.
Lizards use bright colors to attract mates but this also makes their camouflage less effective, making them visible to predators, report researchers from the University of Cambridge.
Florida has become home to many invasive species that are threatening the Everglades. When non-native species establish themselves, it is harder to remove them. This puts an ecosystem's biodiversity at risk.
A collaborative team of researchers recently developed an online portal for scientists studying diseases threatening global populations of amphibians, reptiles and fish. This new system could aid in future outbreaks.
Researchers recently found well-preserved sea turtle fossils in Colombia. They determined that these remains are 25 million years older than the previously known oldest sea turtle fossils.
A 260-million-year-old fossil species Eunotosaurus africanus sheds new light on turtle evolution. Details of its skull provide the real clues.
Green sea turtles are considered to be endangered worldwide. However, researchers from the University of Central Florida have counted a record-breaking number of nests, which suggests the species might be recovering.
Crocodiles roamed areas of Wyoming and Canada 50 million years ago, enjoying the temperate climates. But since these areas are so far from ocean warming effects, scientists wondered how they remained habitable for large aquatic reptiles.
Insect-eating Balkan green lizards have new digestive systems that allow for varied food consumption. Researchers believe this is a result of less rainfall affecting their food supply.
A new lizard species with teeth fused to the top of its jaws has been found in fossilized remains in southern Brazil. It seems that a different path of evolution was taken by these reptiles than previously thought.
Deep in the earth of Australia and Southern New Guinea there are strange spiral-shaped holes that seem to just go and go. These holes, called "devil's corkscrews" are actually the burrows of the yellow spotted lizard. Now researchers have determined that these misunderstood reptiles are actually the deepest digging vertebrates in the known world, even if the function of their holes' unique shape remains a mystery.