In 2015, a published article described the fossil of a four-legged snake. New research has revealed that it is in fact a lizard, and the fossil is the centre of a scientific ethics debate.
By quantifying an animal’s glucocorticoid levels, scientists can learn crucial information about physiological stress and chances of survival.
Detailed field notes can help researchers track down rare species.
Spiny-tailed skinks, also known as meelyu, are culturally significant to the Badimia people in Western Australia. But habitat degradation and mining have put them at threat of extinction.
Reptiles get a bad rap, but this is because they’re misunderstood. Promoting healthy reptile pet ownership can contribute to conservation and education efforts.
Species distribution data – or a lack thereof – can have a major bearing on how a country’s Key Biodiversity Areas and protected areas are designated.
Two tongue tips are better than one – an evolutionary biologist explains why snakes have forked tongues.
There are too many little-understood species for scientists to study them all. A new approach helps decide which ones to tackle first.
Parthenogenesis, a form of reproduction in which an egg develops into an embryo without being fertilized by sperm, might be more common than you realized.
By eliminating the less fit individuals over time, predation can drive the population to increasing fitness in terms of survival and reproductive success.
Australia is known as the ‘land of the lizards’. These photos show why they deserve more of your attention.
Reptiles are consistently overlooked by regulators of the trade in wildlife, but many face extinction in the wild.
Some skinks have been known to kill their babies – but one remarkable species goes to any lengths to save them.
With targeted conservation action, we might just save many of these species before it’s too late.
With careful observation, you can start to recognize that one sassy squirrel or the cardinal pair who call your neighborhood home.
The three-toed skink can give birth to live young and lay eggs in the same pregnancy. What can this little critter teach us about the evolution of live birth?
The Victorian grassland earless dragon may well be the first lizard species driven to extinction on Australia’s mainland. But conservationists aren’t ready to declare it dead just yet.
The evolution of live birth from egg-laying is no mean feat. Now new research reports on the first known example where both eggs and a live birth come from the same lizard pregnancy.
Understanding geckos’ movements could lead to better robots.
In the wake of two hurricanes in the Turks and Caicos Islands, researchers document for the first time that catastrophic storms can be agents of natural selection, influencing how species evolve.