Reptile News

On the Web
Feb 3, 2016

Salamander Trade Ban Draws Praise and Frustration

On the Web - While some are pleased with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service’s recent ban on the importation and interstate transport of 201 species of salamanders in an attempt to...

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On the Web
Dec 21, 2015

Researchers Discover Six New African Frog Species

On the Web - Researchers have discovered six new African clawed frog species, and added back another to the list of known species, which proves how much genetic diversity there is with...

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On the Web
Dec 7, 2015

Snake Captured Outside Hawaii Home

On the Web - A six-foot-long boa constrictor was found outside of a home in Nuuanu, Hawaii where snakes are illegal to keep as pets. Snakes have no natural predators in Hawaii...

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On the Web
Nov 24, 2015

Colombian Poison Frogs to be Legally Exported

On the Web - The Lehmann’s poison frog (Oophaga lehmanni), which is endemic to Colombia, has been subject to illegal trafficking for the wildlife pet trade, causing it to be listed as...

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On the Web
Nov 24, 2015

Corn Snake Genome Sequenced for the First Time

On the Web - The genome of the corn snake has been sequenced by a team in the Department of Genetics and Evolution at UNIGE, which will allow researchers to better understand...

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On the Web
Nov 19, 2015

Fungus Causes Snake Disease Found in Eastern US

On the Web - Researchers have identified Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola as the cause of an often deadly skin infection that is impacting snake populations in the eastern United States.

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On the Web
Nov 18, 2015

Cure for Chytrid

On the Web - Scientists have successfully eliminated the fatal chytrid fungus in a wild amphibian, leading to a breakthrough in the fight against the disease that is devastating populations of amphibians...

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On the Web
Oct 30, 2015

Lizard Grows Six Tails at Once

On the Web - An Argentine black and white tegu broke the world record by re-generating six new tails at the same time after its original tail suffered an injury.

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On the Web
Oct 22, 2015

New Species of Giant Tortoise Discovered

On the Web - Based on genetic data, scientists have identified a new species of giant tortoise, the Eastern Santa Cruz tortoise (Chelonoidis donfaustoi), on the Galapagos Islands.

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On the Web
Aug 8, 2015

Venomous Frogs Discovered

On the Web - Scientists have discovered the Corythomantis greeningi and Aparasphenodon brunoi, two species of frogs in Brazil that deliver toxin to predators via spikes on their heads.

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Facebook
May 13, 2015

A Win for the Reptile Nation!

Facebook - The United States Association of Reptile Keepers has won the preliminary injunction that will lift the current ban on interstate sale and transportation of reticulated pythons and green...

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Facebook
May 10, 2015

Best Buds

Facebook - CanHerp links to a great article about the marine iguanas living on the Galapagos Islands.

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On the Web
May 9, 2015

New Iguanas

On the Web - A team of Chilean scientists discover two new species of iguanid lizards from the Laja Lagoon, Chile.

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The Reptile Report
May 7, 2015

Turtle Week from Zoo Med and TTPG

The Reptile Report - Industry leader, Zoo Med Laboratories, and dedicated conservationists, Turtle and Tortoise Preservation Group (TTPG), are teaming up for the 3rd year in a row to bring you ‘Turtle...

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On the Web
May 3, 2015

I Be Rollin’…

On the Web - Enjoy this heart-warming story about a 90 year old tortoise that gets a new lease on life after losing her front legs to a hungry rat.

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On the Web
May 3, 2015

Exotic Animals as Pets

On the Web - Although only touching briefly on reptiles in the subject of exotic animals as pets, this is nevertheless a very fair and balanced view on the subject of our...

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