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According to a new study in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, these tiny subterranean nightmares didn’t spread across the globe via landbridges or continental drift. They actually rode bits of driftwood across the oceans to inhabit new lands, as improbable as that might sound.
Cubs, Yankees fans, meet the lizard! JOHNSON CITY, Tenn., March 18, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Despite playing in different leagues, the Chicago Cubs and New York Yankees have a common adversary:
Fossilized remains of four ancient snakes that are at least 140 million years old reveal that the serpents have been slithering around the Earth for far longer than experts had realized, according to new research published online Tuesday in the journal Nature Communications.
Five geckos sent into space so that researchers could analyze their reproductive habits in microgravity have died in orbit, officials from the Russian Federal Space Agency (Roscosmos) confirmed.
The first intact skull of a Mediterranean worm lizard has been found in Spain
Inspired by the gecko’s ability to climb any surface, DARPA has manufactured a device to allow humans to also scale glass.
The researchers of a study featured in Herpetologica present a new species of horned lizard discovered in southern Mexico.
Turtles are more closely related to birds and crocodilians than to lizards and snakes, according to a study from Dartmouth, Yale and other institutions that examines one of the most contentious questions in evolutionary biology.
Three beautiful new lizards from the Andes of Peru have been delimited and discovered using different lines of evidences by Peruvian and American biologists from San Marcos and Brigham Young universities respectively.
The one-way airflow breathing technique used by monitor lizards may have originated about 20 million years earlier than previously believed, according to a new paper appearing in Wednesday’s edition of the journal Nature.
The Lizard Man of Scape Ore Swamp is a cryptid, believed to inhabit the swamplands of Lee County, South Carolina, as well as the sewers and abandoned subways in the surrounding towns. It is described as a reptilian humanoid around seven feet tall. It is muscular, covered with dark hair and his feet, hands, and face has scaly lizard-like skin. It has three toes on each foot and three fingers on each hand. It is considered to be extremely strong and may have a spiked tail. The first...
Reptilians are depicted as reptile humanoid creatures that are used in science fiction, ufology, and in conspiracy theories. Sometimes reptilians are also called reptoids, reptiloids, or draconians. One of the first alleged contacts with a reptilian occurred in 1967 in Ashland, Nebraska. Police officer Herbert Schirmer claimed to have been abducted and taken aboard a UFO by reptile-like humanoids that had a winged serpent emblem on the left side of their chests. David Icke, a British...
The Sinai Agama (Pseudotrapelus sinaitus) is an agamid lizard. It's found in arid areas in a variety of locations, including southeastern Libya, eastern Egypt, Israel and Palestine, Jordan, Syria, Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, eastern Sudan, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, and Oman. This lizard has a tail length of up to 9.8 inches, the tail accounting for up to 2/3 of the total length of the lizard. The tail and limbs are long and thin and allow for satisfactory running and climbing...
The Desert Horned Lizard, Phrynosoma platyrhinos, is native to western North America. Two subspecies are recognized. The Northern Desert Horned Lizard is found in Idaho, Utah, Nevada and parts of Montana. The Southern Desert Horned Lizard is commonly found in southern Utah and Nevada to southeast California, western Arizona and northern Baja California. Desert Horned Lizards range in size from three to five inches long. They have a distinctive flat-body with one row of fringed scales down...
The Long-nosed Leopard Lizard, Gambelia wislizenii, is a large predatory member of the Collared lizard family. Their range extends over most of the western United States and into northern Mexico. The epithet wislizenii is in honor of the German-American surgeon and naturalist Frederick Adolph Wislizenius, who caught the first specimen near Santa Fe, New Mexico. The Long-nosed Leopard Lizard is a large lizard with a large head, long snout, and long round tail. Females, measuring about 5.8...
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