*  Monitor lizard - Wikipedia
The genus Varanus is considered unique among animals in that its members are relatively morphologically conservative and yet show a range in size that is equivalent to a mouse and an elephant.[8] Finer morphological features such as the shape of the skull and limbs do vary though, and are strongly related to the ecology of each species.[9][10]. Monitor lizards maintain large territories and employ active pursuit hunting techniques that are reminiscent of similar sized mammals.[11] The active nature of monitor lizards has led to numerous studies on the metabolic capacities of these lizards. The general consensus is that monitor lizards have the highest standard metabolic rates of all extant reptiles.[12]. Monitor lizards have a high aerobic scope[12][13] that is afforded, in part, by their heart anatomy. Whereas most reptiles are considered to have three chambered hearts, the hearts of monitor lizards - as ...
  https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monitor_lizard
*  Common side-blotched lizard - Wikipedia
The common side-blotched lizard (Uta stansburiana) is a species of side-blotched lizard found on the Pacific Coast of North America. It is notable for having a unique form of polymorphism wherein each of the three different male morphs utilizes a different strategy in acquiring mates. The three morphs compete against each other following a pattern of rock, paper, scissors, where one morph has advantages over another but is outcompeted by the third. The specific epithet stansburiana is in honor of Captain Howard Stansbury of the US Corps of Topographical Engineers, who collected the first specimens while leading the 1849-1851 expedition to explore and survey the Great Salt Lake of Utah. The systematics and taxonomy of these widespread and variable lizards is much disputed. Countless forms and morphs have been described as subspecies or even distinct species. The forms which occur in most of Mexico (except Baja California) have been recognized as a very distinct species, the eastern ...
  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Common_side-blotched_lizard
*  tokay gecko health | Tokay Gecko Guide
Calcium deficiencies are common heath issue in Tokay geckos which may lead to serious health issues like Metabolic Bone Disease or MBD. Like any other reptiles, Tokay geckos need calcium for them to grow and produce healthy eggs. Calcium is an important mineral to a reptile's health but giving them with a bowl of calcium daily doesn't guarantee that they absorb or get the right amount of calcium. It is important to note however, that calcium absorption is a process that involves other processes to be able to efficiently deliver calcium in the system. Other than giving your Tokay geckos a daily dose of calcium it is also important that your Tokay geckos have enough Vitamin D3 in their system. Vitamin D3 is naturally produced in a reptile's body when exposed to UVB (ultraviolet light B) which can be done using UVB lighting or exposing your Tokay geckos to natural sunlight. UVB rays trigger the kidneys of reptiles to create vitamin D3 which is delivered into their bloodstream and enable the cells ...
  http://tokaygeckoguide.com/tag/tokay-gecko-health/
*  Stock Photographs of Green Anole - Male green anole lizard found in puerto rico... csp7390979 - Search Photo Clip Art
Green Anole Stock Photo. csp7390979 - Male green anole lizard found in puerto rico forest. Affordable Royalty Free Stock Photography. Downloads for just $2.50, with thousands of images added daily. Subscriptions available for just $39.00. Our stock photo image search engine contains royalty free photos, vector clip art images, clipart illustrations.
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*  Role of the monitor lizard varanus niloticus laurenti in the epidemiology of trypanosomiasis along the shores of lake victoria,...
Trypanosomiasis is one of the major factors that hinder development of rural economies in Africa. The diseases in Africa. The disease is endemic in some of the most potentially productive lands of tropical Africa where it severely constrains livestock production and human settlement. The lake Victoria shores in Kenya and Uganda have been endemic foci for human sleeping sickness since the early 1900's Glossina fuscipes has been responsible for these epidemics. Reptiles especially the monitor lizard are preferred food sources for G. Fuscipes. Studies were carried out to determine the role played by the monitor lizard, varanus niloticus in the natural transmission cycle of trypanosomiasis between tsetse flies, livestock and man. The objective was to determine the natural occurrence of trypanosomes in lizards. This survey was further supplemented by experimental infections of lizards with Trypanosoma brucei and Trypanosoma congolense. A combination of diagnostic techniques was ...
  http://ir-library.ku.ac.ke/handle/123456789/3789
*  Immunolocalization of specific beta-proteins in pad lamellae of the digits in the lizard Anolis carolinensis suggests that...
Knowledge of beta-protein (beta-keratin) sequences in Anolis carolinensis facilitates the localization of specific sites in the skin of this lizard. The epidermal distribution of two new beta-proteins (beta-keratins), HgGC8 and HgG13, has been analyzed by Western blotting, light and ultrastructural immunocytochemistry. HgGC8 includes 16 kDa members of the glycine-cysteine medium-rich subfamily and is mainly expressed in the beta-layer of adhesive setae but not in the setae. HgGC8 is absent in other epidermal layers of the setae and is weakly expressed in the beta-layer of other scales. HgG13 comprises members of 17-kDa glycine-rich proteins and is absent in the setae, diffusely distributed in the beta layer of digital scales and barely present in the beta-layer of other scales. It appears that the specialized glycine-cysteine medium rich beta-proteins such as HgGC8 in the beta-layer, and of HgGC10 and HgGC3 in both alpha- and beta-layers, are key proteins in the formation of the flexible ...
  http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1002/jmor.20233/abstract
*  Direct and indirect effects of petroleum production activities on the Western Fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) as a...
Article Direct and indirect effects of petroleum production activities on the Western Fence lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis) as a surrogate for the dunes sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus). The dunes sagebrush lizard (Sceloporus arenicolus) is ...
  https://www.environmental-expert.com/articles/direct-and-indirect-effects-of-petroleum-production-activities-on-the-western-fence-lizard-sceloporu-614203
*  Who is sitting next to me? Relatedness between next neighbours in common lizards ยป Brill Online
Several lizard species have been shown to exhibit kin recognition, including green iguanas (Iguana iguana), three Australian Scincid species (Egernia stokesii, E. striolata and Tiliqua rugosa) and common lizards (Lacerta vivipara). Thus, observations of close neighboured individuals of the common lizard that consist of differently or same-aged individuals at a given site may generate speculation about the relatedness structure of such combinations and putative
  http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/156853808783431497
*  The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene | The Western Fence Lizard Sceloporus Occidentalis: Evidence of Field...
Abstract The role of the Western fence lizard Sceloporus occidentalis in the enzootiology of the Lyme disease spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi was evaluated in the Hopland and Ukiah areas of Mendocino County, California. In 1989, half of 74 lizards collected monthly from April to October at Hopland were infested by the immature western black-legged tick Ixodes pacificus at a mean intensity of 6.0 ticks per lizard. The prevalence of infestation of lizards by immature I. pacificus (36 of 73) at Ukiah was similar, but the mean intensity (12.9) was approximately twice as great. Overall, zero of 223 larvae and 2 (0.6%) of 330 nymphs from both sites were found to contain spirochetes by direct immunofluorescence. Larval and nymphal I. pacificus fit the negative binomial distribution in spring, and the prevalence and abundance of these stages were significantly greater in spring than in summer at both sites. Spirochetes were not visualized in thick blood films prepared from 133 ...
  http://www.ajtmh.org/content/journals/10.4269/ajtmh.1992.47.328
*  Structure of a population of the lizard Podarcis bocagei in northwest Spain: variations in age distribution, size distribution...
Mark-recapture techniques were used to investigate population size, age distribution, size distribution and sex ratio in a population of the lacertid lizard Podarcis bocagei in an abandoned gravel pit in northwest Spain. The study was carried out over a 2-year period. Despite relatively high maximum longevity, the population age distribution was characteristic of small, short-lived lizard species (i.e., there was a relatively high proportion of immature individuals). Population size declined over the study period, largely because of a drop in the number of immature animals: this may be partially attributable to density-dependent factors, but was probably due largely to a decline in habitat favourability as a result of colonisation of the study site by vegetation. The sex ratio was significantly female-biased in all cohorts studied, not only among adults but also among juveniles and sub-adults. However, sex ratio at hatching (as investigated by laboratory hatching of clutches laid by captured pregnant
  http://booksandjournals.brillonline.com/content/journals/10.1163/157075604323010051
*  Lizard - Wikipedia
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  https://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lizard
*  Anaerobic and aerobic bacteriology of the saliva and gingiva from 16 captive Komodo dragons (Varanus Komodoensis): New...
It has been speculated that the oral flora of the Komodo dragon (Varanus komodoensis) exerts a lethal effect on its prey; yet, scant information about their specific oral flora bacteriology, especially anaerobes, exists. Consequently, the aerobic and anaerobic oral bacteriology of 16 captive Komodo dragons (10 adults and six neonates), aged 2-17 yr for adults and 7-10 days for neonates, from three U.S. zoos were studied. Saliva and gingival samples were collected by zoo personnel, inoculated into anaerobic transport media, and delivered by courier to a reference laboratory. Samples were cultured for aerobes and anaerobes. Strains were identified by standard methods and 16S rRNA gene sequencing when required. The oral flora consisted of 39 aerobic and 21 anaerobic species, with some variation by zoo. Adult dragons grew 128 isolates, including 37 aerobic gram-negative rods (one to eight per specimen), especially Enterobacteriaceae; 50 aerobic gram-positive bacteria (two to nine per specimen), ...
  https://espace.library.uq.edu.au/view/UQ:317643
*  Appeal for help to spot 'alien' lizards in Sussex
The wall lizard is very agile and, unlike British lizards which spend their time on the ground, can often be seen running up verticle surfaces like rock faces and - of course - walls. Releasing non-native reptile species into the wild is illegal, and some evidence suggests native lizard numbers have fallen in areas where wall lizards have become established.. To better undestand the animals and their impact on local wildlife, scientists are asking members of the public to help them track the reptiles.. Robert Williams, running the study, said, "They are very easy to spot basking on sunny days. Considerable survey effort is required to get around to all the known wall lizard sites and there is a need for updated population surveys, assessment of range expansion, and of course identification of new populations. "This is where we need your help! You can help us assess just how widespread the lizards are in the UK and make a valuable contribution to this project ...
  https://www.eastbourneherald.co.uk/news/appeal-for-help-to-spot-alien-lizards-in-sussex-1-7953249/amp
*  Download Agilis During Lacerta Lizards, during, shot, lacerta, single
Agilis During Lacerta Lizards: 3 assigned downloads, like Male Sand Lizard Lacerta agilis, lying exposed on a rock from stock-photos
  https://www.tradebit.com/tagworld.php/agilis+during+lacerta+lizards
*  The Courier - Your Messenger for the River Valley - Errors doom Sand Lizards
Errors doom Sand Lizards - DARDANELLE - The Sand Lizards were guilty of 22 errors and were struck out 18 times during their 10-3 loss to the Booneville Bearcats on Friday at Merritt Park. Dardanelle (8-9 3-2 4A-4 Conference) didn't get a hit off t...
  http://couriernews.com/view/full_story/22243266/article-Errors-doom-Sand-Lizards?instance=top_news
*  The Courier - Your Messenger for the River Valley - Sand Lizards squelch Danville s rally
Sand Lizards squelch Danville's rally - DARDANELLE - The Dardanelle Sand Lizards knew exactly how to respond when the Danville Little Johns closed a 5-0 deficit in the fourth inning to tie the ballgame.
  http://www.couriernews.com/view/full_story/22290596/article-Sand-Lizards-squelch-Danville-s-rally
*  Species
You will find below the list of all the species featured on this web site. The page corresponding to each species is indicated in bold.. Fauna. Mammals. The alpine ibex (Capra ibex) PACA. The serotine bat (Eptesicus serotinus) Grasse Prealps. Birds. The bar-tailed godwit (Limosa lapponica) PACA. Reptiles. The western Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni hermanni) PACA. The eastern Hermann's tortoise (Testudo hermanni boettgeri) Balkans. The European pond turtle (Emys orbicularis) PACA. The moorish wall gecko (Tarentola mauritanica) PACA. The mediterranean house gecko (Hemidactylus turcicus) Balkans. The Tenerife gecko (Tarentola delalandii) Canaries. The la Palma lizard (Gallotia galloti palmae) Canaries. The ocellated lizard (Timon lepidus) PACA. The Spanish psammodromus (Psammodromus hispanicus) PACA. The western green lizard (Lacerta bilineata) Grasse Prealps. The eastern green lizard (Lacerta viridis) Balkans. The Thyrrenian wall lizard (Podarcis tiliguerta) Corsica. The Dalmatian wall ...
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*  Horned Lizards (Phrynosoma spp.)
The diet of some horned lizards consists of specific insects, while other species are more catholic in their tastes. Not only does P. solare prefer ants, it has a strong preference for harvester ants, which may make up to 90 percent of its diet. As diets go, ants are low return items because so much of their body consists of indigestible chitin. Thus, the regal horned lizard must eat a great number of ants to meet its nutritional needs. This diet requires space, which is why the stomach of the regal horned lizard may represent up to 13 percent of its body mass. Ant-eating horned lizards usually capture their prey with their sticky tongues rather than grabbing it with their jaws. In addition, they have modified skeletal morphologies, such as shorter teeth and reduced diameter of the bones of the lower mandible.. Horned lizards are no exception to the general rule that lizards are not attracted to dead insects as food the ants must be alive ...
  http://www.desertmuseum.org/books/nhsd_horned_lizard.php?print=y
*  LIZARDS PULL A WHEELIE | Journal of Experimental Biology
Why bother running on hind legs when the four you've been given work perfectly well? This is the question that puzzles Christofer Clemente. For birds and primates, there's a perfectly good answer: birds have converted their forelimbs into wings, and primates have better things to do with their hands. But why have some lizards gone bipedal? Have they evolved to trot on two feet, or is their upright posture simply a fluke of physics? Curious to find the answer, Clemente and his colleagues Philip Withers, Graham Thompson and David Lloyd decided to test how dragon lizards run on two legs (p. 2058).. But first Clemente had to catch his lizards. Fortunately Thompson was a lizard-tracking master. Driving all over the Australian outback, Clemente and Thompson eventually collected 16 dragon lizard species, ranging from frilled neck lizards to the incredibly rare C. rubens, found only on one remote Western Australian cattle station. Returning to the ...
  http://jeb.biologists.org/content/211/13/i.1.full
*  White Sand Lizards - Science Nation | NSF - National Science Foundation
Towering gypsum dunes span hundreds of square miles in New Mexico's White Sands National Monument, the largest gypsum dune field in the world. Hundreds of animal species thrive in this unique ecosystem, but it's the lizards, in particular, that have attracted biologists from the University of California, Berkeley.. With support from the National Science Foundation (NSF), Bree Rosenblum and her team are studying evolution in action. White Sands lizards are undergoing adaptation and speciation on an extraordinarily rapid timescale. The lizards have become white to camouflage against predators, and may even be diverging into new species.. Rosenblum says understanding the process of evolution is as important as ever, given the large number of species facing extinction around the world. White Sands provides a compelling, accessible example of evolution and a tremendous opportunity for research and public outreach.. The research in this episode was supported by ...
  https://www.nsf.gov/news/special_reports/science_nation/whitesandlizards.jsp?WT.mc_id=USNSF_51
*  common collared lizard (Crotaphytus collaris)
Collared lizards are capable of running swiftly on their hind legs, the body held off the ground at a 45 angle, with tail and forelimbs raised. The stride is up to 3 times the length of the body. They do not lose their tails easily, as they are useful in maintaining balance as the lizards sprint on hind legs. Speed facilitates the capture of prey by these visually oriented lizards. They have large heads with strong jaw muscles that allow them to get a powerful grip on large prey such as lizards. Though fairly bold, if confronted by a predator, collared lizards quickly dive into rock crevices to avoid being eaten.. These lizards often sit on large rocks basking in the sun and looking out for other individuals or food. Males are highly territorial and have stereotypical head-bobbing and push-up displays. Collared lizards primarily eat grasshoppers, but also eat other insects as well as ...
  http://www.desertmuseum.org/books/nhsd_collared_lizard.php
*  Two new species of the genus Pterygosoma (Acariformes: Pterygosomatidae) parasitizing agamid lizards (Sauria: Agamidae) from...
Two new species of scale-mites parasitizing lizards of the family Agamidae (Sauria) are described: Pterygosoma blandfordi n. sp. from Psammophilus blanfordanus (Stoliczka) (Agamidae: Draconinae) from South India and Pterygosoma balochistani n. sp. from Laudakia nupta nupta (De Filippi) (Agamidae: Agaminae) from Pakistan. Pterygosoma blandfordi n. sp. (female) differs from P. foliosetis Jack, 1961 by the shape of the idiosoma which is much wider than long (vs. rounded idiosoma in P. foliosetis), the presence of 110-139 pairs of the dorsal anterolateral setae (vs. presence of about 35 pairs of these setae), 20-26 pairs of the peripheral setae (vs. 10-19 pairs), 3 pairs of the genital setae (vs. 1 pair), 6 pairs of the pseudoanal setae (vs. 4 pairs), the absence of leg setae vGII and presence of setae vGIV (vs. presence of setae vGII and absence of setae vGIV). P. balochistani n. sp. (female) differs from P. persicum Hirst, 1917 by the chelicerae 325-350 long (vs. 190-230 long in P. persicum), ...
  https://www.degruyter.com/view/j/ap.2016.61.issue-2/ap-2016-0045/ap-2016-0045.xml?format=INT
*  Python regurgitates massive monitor lizard
Footage of a python regurgitating a large monitor lizard. Rescue workers arrived after the snake slithered under a patio at a home in Samut Songkram, Thailand, on November 20. They smashed the concrete and dragged the serpent into a pick-up truck to be driven away and released into the wild. But the 17ft-long python was disturbed by vibrations from the moving vehicle - and was filmed slowly regurgitating the enormous 15kg lizard. The 5ft long monitor emerged lifeless as it lay at the back of the truck next to the snake. Shocked resident Uraiwan Konhasuk, 43, said: ''I was drying my clothes at the back of the house and found a large snake that had crawled under a gap in the concrete.'' ''I was shocked at the size of it and ran inside to call the rescue staff.'' ''The backyard is a wilderness and has a lot of wildlife but I would never have believed that a snake could eat a lizard that big.'' Volunteers from Sawang Benchait foundation said it took an hour to free the snake from its hiding place where it
  https://www.msn.com/en-us/foodanddrink/foodnews/python-regurgitates-massive-monitor-lizard/vi-BBFqlX2?refvid=AAsyun6
*  10. Dragon Lizards - 11 Animals that Use Camouflage | HowStuffWorks
Spiders, snakes, birds, and even other lizards all want a piece of the dragon lizard, so they have some of the most effective camouflage around. Not only do dragon lizards look nearly invisible when hanging out on a tree branch, they keep extraordinarily still, knowing that their predators react to the smallest movements. It doesn't make for an exciting life, but at least they live to tell about it.. ...
  https://animals.howstuffworks.com/animal-facts/11-animals-that-use-camouflage10.htm
*  The Symbol: Wall Lizards of the Pityusic Archipelago by Neil Losin - Kickstarter
Neil Losin is raising funds for The Symbol: Wall Lizards of the Pityusic Archipelago on Kickstarter! 'The Symbol' is a coffee-table book about the Ibiza Wall Lizard - a threatened lizard species that's endemic to Ibiza and Formentera.
  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/neillosin/the-symbol-wall-lizards-of-the-pityusic-archipelag