Reptile News

On the Web
Dec 21, 2014

New Pit Viper Discovered in Sumatra

On the Web - A beautiful new species of Sumatran pit viper, Trimeresurus gunalini, was recently discovered while studying a group of museum specimens that had been collected as Trimeresurus sumanatrus. After...

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On the Web
Dec 20, 2014

Striking New Gecko Discovered in Thailand

On the Web - A new species of bent-toed gecko has been discovered in Thailand, in a bio-diverse area near the Myanmar border thought to contain many other undiscovered species.

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TortoiseForum.org
Dec 15, 2014

Conflict with Environmental Laws

TortoiseForum.org - A link to an article about homeowners in Florida being forced to tolerate destructive tortoise behavior on their property leads to a lively discussion about the fine balance...

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On the Web
Dec 14, 2014

One Big Meal!

On the Web - Here are some amazing photos and video of a huge African rock python consuming a young antelope.

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On the Web
Dec 14, 2014

Just Dropping In

On the Web - Pedestrians in the suburban town of Southampton in the UK were shocked when a panther chameleon fell out of a tree onto the pavement in front of them,...

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On the Web
Dec 13, 2014

Tunnels for Turtles

On the Web - A town in New Jersey is building tunnels beneath busy roads so endangered wood turtles and other reptiles and small animals can make the dangerous crossing in safety.

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USARK
Dec 12, 2014

USARK: Proposed Salamander Import Moratorium

USARK - The United States Association of Reptile Keepers gives an important overview of the dangers of a chytrid fungus threatening caudate populations around the world and the proposals being...

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On the Web
Dec 11, 2014

A Changing View on Snake Venom Evolution

On the Web - The University of Texas at Arlington has published a new study that may revolutionize how animals are categorized as “venomous” as well as offer insight into how venom...

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The Reptile Report
Dec 8, 2014

Brian’s Corner: Eaten Alive

The Reptile Report - How did Brian Barczyk, star of SnakeBytesTV and founder of AnimalBytesTV, react to the sensational and controversial Discovery channel program about an anaconda eating a man?  It’s all...

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On the Web
Dec 9, 2014

Glades Herp Farm Smugglers Sentenced

On the Web - Swamp Brothers’ Robert Keszey and his business partner Robroy MacInnes were sentenced today for smuggling federally protected eastern timber rattlesnakes and eastern indigos. Keszey was fined $2000 and...

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On the Web
Dec 7, 2014

Local Disputes Threaten Galapagos Wildlife

On the Web - The Charles Darwin Foundation may lose a significant percentage of its annual funding if local traders succeed in shutting down their gift shop revenue.  The claim is that...

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On the Web
Dec 7, 2014

1000 Dead Turtles

On the Web - A man was caught smuggling over a thousand endangered sea turtles for use in Chinese crafts.

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On the Web
Dec 6, 2014

Invasive Corn Snake Loose in Queensland

On the Web - A heavily gravid albino cornsnake –assumed to be someone’s escaped or released pet—has been spotted but not captured.  Experts are concerned she will lay her eggs and produce...

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On the Web
Dec 6, 2014

What a Groaner!

On the Web - A new species of leopard frog that groans and coughs instead of croaks has been discovered in New Jersey.

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On the Web
Nov 29, 2014

Losing the Everglades Alligators?

On the Web - This is a troubling article about the declining numbers of American alligators living in the Everglades.  Are they being shoved out by the pythons?  The real answer might...

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On the Web
Nov 28, 2014

Tiny Newborn Pangolin Cuteness

On the Web - It might not be a reptile, but what reptile lover can resist this?  Take a look at an irresistibly adorable baby pangolin at the Taipei Zoo is fed,...

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On the Web
Nov 28, 2014

Crazy about Crocs

On the Web - This controversial “gator whisperer” has been charged by the state of Florida for harassing native wildlife, but he argues the alligators are naturally curious, interactive creatures who appreciate...

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On the Web
Nov 28, 2014

Why Snakes Get Two Penises

On the Web - This interesting Washington Post article discusses a scientific study on why reptile genitals differ from other animal species.

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On the Web
Nov 28, 2014

Hello, Cousin!

On the Web - New genetic sequencing techniques reveal that turtles’ closest relatives are birds, crocodilians, and dinosaurs, not snakes and lizards as was previously believed.

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