Reptile News

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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On the Web
Nov 27, 2014

Ninja Turtle!

On the Web - What a once in a lifetime shot! This terrapin looks doomed for sure, but actually managed to escape the hungry crocodile’s jaws.

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On the Web
Nov 27, 2014

Avoiding Amphibian Apocalypse?

On the Web - An op-ed piece on a new fungal threats to amphibians. A new pathogen in amphibians is spreading in Europe and Asia, but has not yet been found in...

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On the Web
Nov 27, 2014

Up the Wall…

On the Web - More than a decade of research has let a Stanford team create “sticky” gloves that can allow a human to climb a smooth vertical surface.  They have long...

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On the Web
Nov 26, 2014

Crikey, What a Beaut!

On the Web - Robert Irwin steps into some really big boots today with the launch of his first TV show.  “Wild but True” is an educational show about bio-kinetics—science imitating nature—...

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On the Web
Nov 26, 2014

Search for the Lost Frogs

On the Web - Conservation photographer Robin Moore talks about the 2010 project he spearheaded to rediscover and document missing amphibian species around the globe.

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On the Web
Nov 25, 2014

Precious Baby Crocs

On the Web - Nothing false about this pair of tiny false gharials except their name!  These critically endangered hatchlings are the first ever produced by the Audubon Zoo, and the first...

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On the Web
Nov 23, 2014

Poisonous Snake? You Bet!

On the Web - Yes, there are such things as “poisonous” snakes.  Check out this fascinating article about the Japanese tiger keelback (Rhabdophis tigrinis) and the unique way a mother snake ensures...

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On the Web
Nov 23, 2014

Kemp’s Ridley Again in Decline

On the Web - The Kemp’s Ridley had been making a slow comeback over the past decade, but the 2001 and 2014 nesting seasons have numbers again in decline, possibly due in...

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On the Web
Nov 23, 2014

Fossilized Sex

On the Web - If you gotta go, is there a better way to go out?  Check out this cool story about turtle fossils found in a copulating position at the Messel...

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On the Web
Nov 22, 2014

Great Galloping Gators!

On the Web - Paleontologists on a National Geographic sponsored expedition have discovered at least three new species of crocodile that probably hunted and ate dinosaurs..  Strong, downward-pointing legs made these creatures...

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On the Web
Nov 22, 2014

Ribs and Breathing—Tortoise Style

On the Web - An interesting article that looks into both the modern and ancient physiology of the tortoise with their unique ribs and method for breathing.

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On the Web
Nov 21, 2014

Bird Breath vs Lizard Breath

On the Web - A scientific paper on the evolution of the unidirectional lung and the genetic links between birds and reptiles.

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On the Web
Nov 15, 2014

Arachnid Heroes

On the Web - This is a cool article about drugs for the treatment of muscular dystrophy being developed from spider venom.

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On the Web
Nov 9, 2014

Jay Brewer, Lizard Lord

On the Web - Here’s a fun interview in the Orange Coast Magazine featuring Jay Brewer of Prehistoric Pets and his Asian water monitor, star of Disney Channel’s program “Jessie.”  What’s it...

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