Reptile News

On the Web
Jan 31, 2015

Old Bones

On the Web - Scientists have discovered the fossilized remains of snakes that may be as much as 70 million years older than the previously known “oldest” remains, and may challenge how...

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On the Web
Jan 31, 2015

Frogs and Development

On the Web - Frogs are proving to be excellent models for studying the role of hormones in development because the development of their own hind legs is entirely hormone-driven.

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On the Web
Jan 25, 2015

Good News out of Galapagos

On the Web - Scientists have found the first wild baby saddleback tortoises to be hatched out on the Galapagos Island of Pinzón in 150 years.

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On the Web
Jan 25, 2015

Giant of a Snake

On the Web - A news video documents the largest eastern brown snake ever found.  The specimen was captured in a Sydney suburban backyard and produces more than twice as much venom...

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On the Web
Jan 25, 2015

Super Sight

On the Web - This is a fascinating article discussing a finding that frogs’ eyes are so sensitive they can detect a single photon of light.

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On the Web
Jan 24, 2015

Fun with Fox

On the Web - Jay Brewer of Prehistoric Reptiles and The Reptile Zoo joins Good Day LA on local station, KTTV myFOXla, to do some awesome PR work for reptiles and arachnids.

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On the Web
Jan 24, 2015

Climate Change and Sea Turtles

On the Web - Climate change resulting in rising sea levels could decimate sea turtle populations, but it’s not too late to find solutions before the problem becomes critical.

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Facebook
Jan 23, 2015

New Legless Amphibian

Facebook - USARK shares a great article about a new species of legless amphibian discovered in Cambodia.  Check it out!

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On the Web
Jan 22, 2015

Oldest Example of Reptilian Parental Care

On the Web - A fossil specimen found in China seems to represent a family group of 1 adult and 6 juveniles and may be the oldest documentable case of post-natal parental...

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On the Web
Jan 21, 2015

Two New Monitor Species Discovered in Black Market

On the Web - While combing the exotic pet black markets in the Philippines as part of an investigation into the illegal animal trade, a researcher from the University of Kansas discovered...

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On the Web
Jan 19, 2015

Magnetic Home Sweet Home

On the Web - New evidence seems to suggest that sea turtles seek out specific magnetic signatures to find their way back to their original hatching grounds.

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On the Web
Jan 18, 2015

Texas Herp Legend Dr. James Dixon Passes Away

On the Web - Legendary Texas herp researcher Dr James Dixon passed away on January 10, 2015 at 87. His massive contributions to research and education made him one of the most...

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On the Web
Jan 18, 2015

Fear Driving Legislation?

On the Web - Pet owners in Carbondale, PA may want to sit up and take notice.  After a large collection of animals, including 72 snakes were discovered in a single home,...

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On the Web
Jan 18, 2015

Rescued Uromastyx on the Road to Recovery

On the Web - The Detroit Zoo, among other facilities, has taken in a handful of uromastyx that were seized by the United States Fish and Wildlife Service. 343 animals were taken...

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On the Web
Jan 18, 2015

Gator Legalities

On the Web - An eight foot alligator was seized from a Los Angeles home after being kept there illegally since the 1970’s.

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On the Web
Jan 18, 2015

Watch Your Fingers!

On the Web - A reptile keeper at the Snakes Downunder Reptile Park and Zoo in Queensland lost a finger while feeding a resident crocodile. The croc went after the hat in...

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On the Web
Jan 17, 2015

Coast Guard Rescue

On the Web - The US Coast Guard leapt into action to rescue an enormous leatherback sea turtle that had become entangled with the line from a fishing buoy.

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On the Web
Jan 17, 2015

Frog Birth

On the Web - This is a really cool article about the unusual reproduction methods of the fanged frog (Limnonectes larvaepartus) found in the rainforests of Indonesia’s Sulawesi Island.

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On the Web
Jan 17, 2015

Snake Venom Mysteries

On the Web - An interesting article about new findings on the different toxins of snake venom and how they vary and are developed differently among different types of venomous snakes.

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