Lizards

  • News HeadlinesBiologists have discovered that urban lizards are genetically different from forest lizards

    Biologists have discovered that urban lizards are genetically different from forest lizards

    (ORDO NEWS) — Lizards living in different cities have similar genomic markers that differ from forest ones. The small lizards Anolis cristatellus are found in both urban and forested areas of Puerto Rico. Previous research by Christine Winchell and colleagues has shown that urban Anolis cristatellus have evolved certain traits required for urban life: they have larger toe pads with more specialized scales that allow them to cling to smooth…

  • News HeadlinesScientists have determined the time of the appearance of modern lizards

    Scientists have determined the time of the appearance of modern lizards

    (ORDO NEWS) — British scientists from the University of Bristol found that modern lizards did not appear in the middle Jurassic, as previously thought, but at the end of the Triassic. This corresponds to the emergence of a number of new groups of animals and plants after the mass extinction. Modern snakes and lizards belong to the squamous order (Squamata). Until now, it was believed that this detachment appeared in…

  • News HeadlinesLizards poison themselves to survive 1

    Lizards poison themselves to survive

    (ORDO NEWS) — Fire ants are an extremely dangerous invasive species that pose a deadly threat to native animal species. However, some lizards have learned to take advantage of this neighborhood: they eat poisonous insects to prepare their bodies for their bites. Fire ants have taken over the entire southeastern United States and continue to spread, causing great damage to the local fauna. The pain from a fire ant’s sting…

  • News HeadlinesA man ate lizards in the forest for 3 days because of the game on his smartphone

    A man ate lizards in the forest for 3 days because of the game on his smartphone

    (ORDO NEWS) — A Jamaican man got lost in the woods and spent three days there eating bark and lizards. This case was written in Jamaica Star. Errol Nelson, a 57-year-old resident of Clarendon County, went into the woods to get some roots. They were needed to prepare a drink according to their own recipe. On the way home, the man decided to make a halt and turned on the…

  • News HeadlinesWhy lizards shoot blood from their eyes

    Why lizards shoot blood from their eyes

    (ORDO NEWS) — Each animal in its own way is protected from external threats. Someone runs fast, someone skillfully disguises himself, but toad-like lizards have invented their own self-defense technique. During the attack of a predator, they shoot … their own blood. Toad-like lizards (lat. Phrynosoma) are a genus of short-legged and short-tailed lizards from the iguana-like suborder. Living mainly in arid regions, they feed mainly on insects. The method…

  • News HeadlinesAncient Reptilians The Unsolved Mystery of the 7 000 Year Old Ubaid Lizards 1 1

    Ancient Reptilians unsolved mystery of the 7,000-year-old ubaid Lizards

    (ORDO NEWS) — It is generally accepted in archeology that civilization began in ancient Mesopotamia with the great civilization of Sumer in what is now Iraq. However, in the early 20th century, archaeologists excavating at Tell al-Ubayd in Iraq made an unusual discovery when they discovered several 7,000-year-old artifacts that appeared to be humanoid figures with reptilian features. The Ubaidian culture is a prehistoric culture in Mesopotamia dating from 4000-5500…

  • News HeadlinesNew finds confirm an interesting theory of the origin of monitor lizards

    New finds confirm an interesting theory of the origin of monitor lizards

    (ORDO NEWS) — Probably the best-known representatives of the monitor lizard family are the huge Komodo monitor lizards. There are many other types, but they are smaller. Scientists have finally found evidence of the Asian origin of these lizards. The fossilized remains of ancient monitor lizards told scientists that these lizards originated in Asia. The family of monitor lizards and (Varanidae) was thought to be descended from the extinct Varaniformes…