Paleontologists have discovered fossil remains belonging to an enormous 'toothed' bird that lived for a period of about 60 million years after dinosaurs.
Reptiles are consistently overlooked by regulators of the trade in wildlife, but many face extinction in the wild.
The weather is warming up, and snakes are coming out to bask in the sun. But we don't need to tell tall tales to appreciate snakes – the truth is far more fascinating.
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.
Facebook groups exist to share information about most classes of animals and plants, and these communities have unprecedented observational power.
Social media has proved to be a helpful source of observations of snakes feeding. Knowing more about their diet is useful because it's linked to their venom biochemistry.
The Kaputar rock skink is thought to have have one of the smallest ranges of any reptile in New South Wales – at the summit of a single extinct volcano, Mount Kaputar.
All chameleons are able to change colour at least a little bit, but some species can do it much more than others.
Relax, snakes aren't out to get you.
There are 60,000 abandoned mines in Australia. How do we restore them so that animals return? A researcher's epic fieldwork project in WA's Mid West could help provide the answers.
Green iguanas are an invasive species that seem to be spreading and proliferating in Florida. Used to warmer temps, they switch into torpor mode when the mercury drops.
Paleontologists created an evolutionary map of how croc body size changed over the last 200 million years – with some interesting implications for today's species.
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.
The Gila monster gave humans a treatment for diabetes. What other medical miracles are we losing by failing to protect wildlife and ecosystems?
Understanding geckos' movements could lead to better robots.
The average Australian feral cat kills 225 reptiles a year, which adds up to 596 million in total, according to a new estimate. Pet cats, meanwhile, kill a further 53 million.
New research shows green-blooded skinks have evolved multiple times, which could help lead to explanation as to why.
Rat baits are widely used to keep rodent pests at bay. But many Australian reptiles are resistant to the poison, potentially spreading these deadly compounds up the food chain.
During sea turtle nesting season, scientists collect data and assess how turtles are doing. But they know less about how plastic pollution, fishing and warming oceans are affecting turtle numbers.