More than 1,300 kids are bitten by snakes each year in the U.S. — and an increasing number of these bites come from the venomous copperhead snake (Agkistrodon contortrix), a new study finds.
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A massive forelimb claw isn't even the weirdest body part of a chameleon-like reptile that lived 200 million years ago.
There are more than 4,600 species of lizard, ranging in size from the giant Komodo dragon to the tiny dwarf gecko.
The newfound pitviper lives in a Costa Rican cloud forest and kills prey with a neurotoxin also used by rattlesnakes.
If predators come calling, a red-eyed tree frog embryo can drop out of its egg to safety in a matter of seconds.
Most snakes have an excellent sense of smell, in part to make up for their poor eyesight and limited hearing.
Crocodiles, alligators, and their modern and extinct relatives take center stage in a new exhibit at the American Museum of Natural History in New York City.
Dreaming dragons? Researchers have discovered REM and slow-wave sleep in lizards for the first time.