lizards

Geckos' tail-regrowth cells could coax human spinal injuries to heal: Scientists

Geckos' tail-regrowth cells could coax human spinal injuries to heal: Scientists

Geckos are able to regenerate a new tail within a month – faster than any other type of lizard.

Nov 06, 2017, 17:13 PM IST
Scientists welcome three newly discovered species of chameleons!

Scientists welcome three newly discovered species of chameleons!

There are 206 described species of chameleons on the planet and Hughes hopes to continue finding many more.

Jun 20, 2017, 19:18 PM IST
'Road accidents killing frogs, lizards'

'Road accidents killing frogs, lizards'

This industrial township, surrounded by cultivable agricultural land, harbours 97 small and 57 heavy engineering and manufacturing establishments.

Apr 21, 2017, 16:22 PM IST
All four monitor lizards in Delhi zoo dead due to 'shock'

All four monitor lizards in Delhi zoo dead due to 'shock'

As per the postmortem report, the lizards died of shock. Khan said the reptiles died on February 1, 2, 11 and 15.

Feb 23, 2017, 15:47 PM IST
Male lizards put their lives at risk to attract mates

Male lizards put their lives at risk to attract mates

The bright colours that male lizards use for sexual signalling to attract females also increase their exposure to preying birds, new research reveals.

Sep 23, 2015, 15:29 PM IST

Delhi zoo soon to get four-horned antelopes, monitor lizards

As part of its animal exchange programme, Delhi zoo is all set to get a group of four-horned antelopes and water monitor lizards from Odisha's Nandankanan Zoological Park.

May 24, 2015, 10:19 AM IST
Lizards breathe like birds

Lizards breathe like birds

 University of Utah scientists have shown that bird-like breathing also developed in green iguanas -- reptiles not known for high-capacity fitness.

Nov 18, 2014, 18:23 PM IST

How humans could grow new limbs like lizards

Scientists have unlocked the genetic `recipe` that allows a lizard to regrow its tail, a finding that may help humans regenerate severed limbs or spinal cords.

Aug 21, 2014, 14:08 PM IST

Spain police find live snakes, lizards inside checked luggage

Spanish police today said they found five snakes, two lizards and thousands of insects alive and hidden inside two suitcases that arrived on the holiday island of Gran Canaria on a flight from Madrid.

Jun 11, 2014, 03:24 AM IST

Ancestor of snakes, lizards likely gave birth to live young

In an unusual discovery, scientists have found that the ancestor of snakes and lizards likely gave birth to live young, rather than laying eggs.

Dec 17, 2013, 19:39 PM IST

Oldest existing lizard-like fossil discovered

The fossilised remains of a reptile closely related to lizards are the oldest yet to be discovered, scientists say.

Sep 25, 2013, 20:46 PM IST

Lizards facing mass extinction from climate change: Study

Climate change could see dozens of lizard species becoming extinct within the next 50 years, a new research has warned.

Mar 07, 2013, 16:00 PM IST

`Gangs of Wasseypur` girls Huma, Richa scared of lizards

Actors Huma Qureshi and Richa Chadda, who feature in crime thriller `Gangs Of Wasseypur - Part 2`, share a common fear! They both are scared of lizards.

Aug 04, 2012, 16:54 PM IST

Leaping lizards help design robots with tails

Biologists and engineers have been inspired by lizards and dinosaurs to design robots with tails.

Jan 05, 2012, 19:24 PM IST

Leaping lizards help design robots with tails

Biologists and engineers have been inspired by lizards and dinosaurs to design robots with tails.

Jan 05, 2012, 19:24 PM IST

Turtles are closer kin to lizards than crocodiles

Debate has been going for decades whether turtles are more closely related to birds and crocodiles or to lizards.

Jul 26, 2011, 18:04 PM IST

Lizards face extinction from global warming

Lizards are in danger of dying out on a large scale as rising global temperatures force them to spend more time staying cool in the shade and less time tending to basic needs like eating and mating.

May 14, 2010, 15:55 PM IST

How the lizards evolved

A new research has confirmed that competition, and not predation, is the primary selective force in island lizards.

May 10, 2010, 19:54 PM IST

Global warming threatens existence of tropical species

A new research has determined that global warming threatens the existence of tropical species, the ecosystem and its by-products.

Aug 26, 2009, 13:18 PM IST