Reptile News

On the Web
Apr 15, 2016

The Texas Snake Hunter

On the Web - Orry Martin talks about his work rescuing and relocating snakes from dangerous areas, as well as the importance of snake venom in medicine.

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On the Web
Apr 15, 2016

Business Q&A: Colorado Reptile Company

On the Web - The Denver Post interviews Travis deLagerheim and Justin Greenbeck, owners of The Colorado Reptile Company, about their reptile store and what sets them apart from others in the...

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The Reptile Report
Feb 25, 2016

Best of 2015 Award WINNERS!

The Reptile Report - This is the complete list of Reader’s Choice AND Editor’s Choice Winners and, if applicable, their Honorable Mentions as well.  Our community is full of worthy contenders and it...

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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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