Reptile News

On the Web
Apr 19, 2014

Herp Symposium and Field Herping in Costa Rica

On the Web - A great article by Chuck Vogel about last year’s first annual Costa Rican International Symposium & Field Exploration event, with beautiful pictures and video, and information about this...

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On the Web
Apr 19, 2014

Transforming Deformities

On the Web - One scientist’s search for the causes of population declines and deformities in amphibian habitats has led to some remarkable and artistic photographic studies.

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TortoiseForum.org
Apr 18, 2014

Hingeback Report

TortoiseForum.org - A member links to a comprehensive, full-color report on the Kinixys genus of tortoises by Herpetological Resource & Management, LLC.

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Field Herp Forum
Apr 14, 2014

New Salamander Species

Field Herp Forum - Here’s a link to an article and some very nice pictures of a new salamander species discovered in the Ouachita Mountains of North America.

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On the Web
Apr 14, 2014

Crossing the Sea

On the Web - Scientists speculate that Mauremys rivulata turtles may have swam hundreds of kilometers across the Aegean Sea in order to establish their current, widely distributed range.

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On the Web
Apr 13, 2014

Giant Turtle Rescue

On the Web - See pictures and video of a large alligator snapping turtle rescued from a drainage culvert where it was apparently trapped in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.

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On the Web
Apr 12, 2014

New Hope in New Zealand

On the Web - Scientists maintaining Zealandia: The Karori Sanctuary Experience have found what they believe to be the first confirmed wild hatchling of a baby tuatara on mainland New Zealand in...

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On the Web
Apr 12, 2014

Reptile Emotions

On the Web - An interesting article from Texas A&M Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences discussing the controversial concept of emotions experienced and/or expressed by reptiles.

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Facebook
Apr 10, 2014

Truths About Burms

Facebook - The United States Association of Reptile Keepers shares an excellent BBC article by James Morgan about the wild population of Burmese pythons in Florida.

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On the Web
Apr 9, 2014

Changing Ranges

On the Web - An interesting article about how climate changes may dramatically affect the distribution of reptile and bird species.

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On the Web
Apr 9, 2014

Historical Turtle Trouble?

On the Web - This is a very interesting article on the paleontology of turtle evolution and the fact that the shelled creatures don’t seem to fit clearly in any evolutional line.

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On the Web
Apr 7, 2014

Abandoned Snapper

On the Web - A large snapping turtle was found wandering the streets in the UK.  Whether intentionally abandoned or negligently allowed to escape, this kind of incident raises cries for further...

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On the Web
Apr 6, 2014

Fascinating Boa Birth

On the Web - A boa constrictor gave birth to two litters that were not sired by any male, but the uniqueness of these baby boas does not stop with the rarely...

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Apr 5, 2014

Running Over Rubber Reptiles

YouTube - This video is clever, humorous, and eye-opening about the behavior of drivers encountering what they believe are live animals on the side of the road.

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On the Web
Apr 5, 2014

Visiting the Kentucky Reptile Zoo

On the Web - A travel blogger talks about their experience and what they learned about venom research after visiting the Kentucky Reptile Zoo.

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On the Web
Apr 5, 2014

How Many Species?

On the Web - An interesting article discussing the challenges of determining species designation among groups of animals that look almost identical.

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On the Web
Apr 5, 2014

More Smuggled Turtles

On the Web - Two Indian nationals were arrested in Thailand after nearly 300 turtles were discovered in their checked luggage on its way to Hong Kong.

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On the Web
Apr 4, 2014

Boa Rescue

On the Web - Ignoring the misidentification in the headline, this is still a heartwarming article about an intrepid fireman willing to rescue a large boa constrictor from a burning house.

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On the Web
Mar 31, 2014

Tracking Leatherbacks

On the Web - Scientists have begun tagging young leatherback sea turtles and mature males to learn more about the turtles’ natural behavior far beyond the nesting beaches.

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On the Web
Mar 31, 2014

Ancient Fossil Evidence

On the Web - This is an article about the discovery of the oldest fossil remnants of modern African venomous snakes.

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