Lizards

Find out everything there is to know about lizards and stay updated on the latest lizard news with the comprehensive articles, interactive features and pictures of lizards at LiveScience.com. Learn more about these fascinating reptiles as scientists continue to make amazing discoveries about lizards.
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Do Australian Dragons Dream? Sleep Discovery Surprises Scientists
An Australian dragon sleeping.
April 28th, 2016
Dreaming dragons? Researchers have discovered REM and slow-wave sleep in lizards for the first time.
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Kermit the Frog Look-Alike Among 5 New Species Uncovered
costa rican frog
May 1st, 2015
The planet is crawling with critters, but scientists are meeting some of them only just now.
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Rare Amber-Entombed Lizards Preserved in Amazing Detail
March 4th, 2016
Amber-imprisoned lizards from Southeast Asia that date back 99 million years ago make up the oldest assemblage of tropical lizards ever found in amber.
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Iguana Relative Shows How Lizards Spread Worldwide
Brazil lizard illustration
September 1st, 2015
An 80-million-year-old lizard discovered in southern Brazil has provided a surprising clue about how these reptiles evolved, and where they once lived, according to a new study.
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Monitor Lizards' Breathing May Have Evolved Before Dinosaurs
Monitor Lizard
December 11th, 2013
Monitor lizards breathe by taking in air that flows through their lungs in a one-way loop — a pattern of breathing that may have originated 270 million years ago in the ancestral group that gave rise to dinosaurs, and eventually alligators and birds.
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Dragon Tales: Zookeeper's Komodo Bite Raises Questions
Scary Komodo Dragon
June 4th, 2015
One woman recently became the heroine of her own modern-day fairy tale after she was bitten by a dragon and lived to tell the tale.
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