Despite being palm-size, this Triassic lizard had a vicious bite.
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In a viral Instagram video, pathologists remove a dead 5-foot alligator from the body of an 18-foot Burmese python.
An ancient tiny reptile called "Scleromochlus taylori" gives a better look at the evolution of other ancient reptiles.
Researchers in Wyoming have named a new species of plesiosaur defined by its long neck and snappy jaws.
Lizards are a diverse group of reptiles made up of thousands of species around the world, including giant Komodo dragons and chameleons the size of your fingertip.
Reference Copperhead snakes are common in North America, and have the distinction of biting more people in the United States than any other snake.
Some species of turtles age very slowly or not at all, according to new studies of both captive and wild populations. How do they do it?
U.S. border officers have caught an accused wildlife smuggler allegedly trying to cross from Tijuana to San Diego with nine snakes and 43 horned lizards stuffed into his clothes.
A crocodile in Indonesia has finally been freed from a motorbike tire that had been stuck around its neck for at least 6 years after a local man caught it in a handmade trap.
Federal prosecutors charged a man with illegally harvesting wild turtles to sell commercially, which is illegal in Florida.
A newly discovered species of extinct ancient turtle uncovered in Madagascar is proof of convergent evolution of suction feeding in turtles.
Scientists have solved a 150-year-old mystery surrounding the classification of the extinct horned crocodile from Madagascar, giving it its own evolutionary group.
Here's why thousands of sea turtles were paralyzed in the frigid waters along the Texas coastline during the unprecedented winter storm that swept across the country this week.
The Madagascar chameleon Brookesia nana measures half an inch long, and may be critically endangered. He also has huge genitals