Anolis sabanus Endemic to the island of Saba in the Caribbean Lesser Antilles. Males are larger and have a spotted leopard pattern females are smaller and have less of a pattern. These are structurally different from other Anolis species and have most likely been isolated on Saba for a very long time.
Tribolonotus gracilis New Guinea Croc Skink A well armored denizen of the cool tropical forests of the world's second largest island New Guinea. These are adaptive and inhabit coconut fields. They lay single egg clutches 4-6 times a year. This is one of eight species in the genus. One of the other species in this genus Tribolonotus schmidti is viviporous (gives live birth). Male T. gracilis are a little larger than females and have obvious greyish white pores on the digits of their rear feet which the females lack. Typically they take three year to reach maturity. Both sexes can be defensively vocal and females will defend their egg. Temps of 72- 78 and a large water feature are appropriate for this species.
Pagona henrylawsoni Commonly called Rankin's dragons. The are a dwarf species of Bearded dragon with a SVL of five inches and a TL of twelve inches. They are from Central Queensland and occur in sparsely vegetated flatlands of deeply cracked soil. They utilize the vegetation and moisture in the cracks in the ground. In captivity they like it a little cooler than the more common bearded dragons. I use a hot spot in the mid 90s. They will also soak so a shallow water bowl large enough for them to soak in is required. I use hardwood mulch for the substrate.
Anolis baracoae From the mountains of Eastern Cuba found on tree trunks and tree crowns. A large bold species that displays well with males attaining a TL of up to eighteen inches. The top picture is a male and the bottom one is a female.
Lepidophyma flavimaculatum Yellow Spotted Night Lizard These come from Central Mexico and Southern Central America. The Mexican population produces sexually while some of the southern Central American populations are parthenogenic. (reproduces with out fertilization from a male). The type I work with are the southern Central American parthenogenic form. They live in sub-tropical rainforests under rocks and logs in moist areas that stay in the mid 70s to low 80s. They are viviparous (giving live birth).
Chlamydosaurus kingii The iconic Frilled dragon. Everyone with a serious collection should work with this species at one point. I work with the form from Southern New Guinea. These occur in semi tropical woodlands and sparsely treed grasslands. A very alert and visually aware species that can run bipedally. Males attain double the size of females and can near thirty inches TL. I would recommend a minimum of 4'x2'x4' for a pair or trio and bigger is better.
Eastern Australian Water Dragon Intellagama (Physignathus) lesueurii lesueurii A robust agamid from Queenslad and New South Wales. These need a large cage with a sizable water feature. I rivet screen cages together for them and would recommend no smaller than 4' x 2' x 4' for one adult or 6-8' x 2' x 4' for a pair or trio. In the wild they bask on logs over water and drop at the site of danger into the water. Most of their diet is large invertebrates and occasional crawfish (In the wild anything they can fit in their mouths) but they will eat some vegetation and fruits as well. They typically lay 2-3 clutches a season of 10-14 eggs. There is one other sub species Intelligama lesueurii howittii
Anolis (Chamaeleolis) barbatus Cuban false Chameleon or Bearded Anole Heavy spray 2-3 times a day or a misting system is necessary to keep this species hydrated as they typically will not utilize a water bowl. They seem to have a preference for larger prey items but are not picky eaters and will consume almost anything moving. Rough barked branches from their body diameter to twice their body diameter are appropriate in a well ventilated humid environment. A hot spot in the low 90s and strong UVB are important in long term success. They lay single egg clutches 5-9 times a year.
Hemisphaeriodon (Cyclodomorphis) gerrardi Aussie Pink Tongue Skink From humid tropical forests on the East coast of Australia they are found in mostly in trees but are found in leaf litter as well. Their main diet in the wild is snails and slugs but will eat seafood pate cat food in captivity heavily supplemented with Calcium. They have enlarged flat teeth in the back of their jaws and have a crushing bite. Luckily they are typically a docile species and I have never been bit in the eight years I have been working with them. Strong UVB is crucial for survival of breeding females and should be utilized for this species as a whole. First year breeding females usually give birth to 8-15 babies while larger older females usually give birth to 20-25 babies. There is a record of a 67 neonate litter.