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.
A new study of an ancient fossil has found it to be the earliest lizard known, so far. It shows they survived one the greatest mass extinctions on Earth.
New research shows green-blooded skinks have evolved multiple times, which could help lead to explanation as to why.
Bipedal movement has existed in modern reptiles for much longer than we previously knew.
Reptiles add socioeconomic value but when it comes to accessing detailed reference information about them, students and naturalists can face serious challenges.
Indian-made antivenoms, common throughout Africa because they are affordable, showed little-to-no neutralisation of the African Echis venoms.
Venom from lizards such as the Komodo dragon has the potential to treat heart attacks, strokes and blood clots.
A group of lizards in Brazil have evolved bigger heads in just 15 years thanks to their new environment.
Biologists have a centuries-old tradition of publishing on rare and endangered species. But poachers are using open-access information to target valuable and fragile new species.