The illegal reptile trade in Australia, including venomous snakes, could put our wildlife, the environment and human lives at risk, a new study has found.
A gecko for your terrarium? Or a tortoise? Or would you rather have a snake? Reptiles are exceedingly popular as pets, trade is booming. Between 2004 and 2014, official imports to the EU came to just under 21 million live ...
University of Texas at Arlington biologists are studying a species of lizard found in parts of Texas and northeastern Mexico to find out why the reptile's numbers have been dwindling dramatically.
Among the 5 000 existing species of mammals, more than 100 have their genome sequenced, whereas the genomes of only 9 species of reptiles (among 10 000 species) are available to the scientific community. This is the reason ...
Kings Park's reptile population has overcome 20 years of bushfire, urbanisation and feral predation to maintain similar species diversity to that recorded in 1995.
Researchers discover surprisingly wide variation across species in genetic systems that influence aging
A new Iowa State University study focusing on insulin signaling uncovered surprising genetic diversity across reptiles, birds and mammals.
Three new species of multi-colored lizards sporting jagged crests that make them look like pint-sized "Godzillas" have been discovered in Ecuador and Peru, highlighting the region's rich biodiversity.
Fire management plans need to conserve long unburnt tracts of land to ensure habitat for a greater diversity of mammals and reptiles, according to a recent Edith Cowan University study.
A lucky find by a young boy on a Prince Edward Island beach has revealed important information about the early evolution of reptiles, according to new research from the University of Toronto Mississauga.
A new species of marine reptile from the Jurassic era has been identified from fossils found on the Isle of Skye.