Frogs and Reptiles News
May 27, 2015

Latest Headlines
updated 6:13pm EDT

More Frogs and Reptiles News
May 27, 2015

Apr. 2, 2015 — A long lizard nose is an important part of their social interactions and a unique aspect of the natural history of this remarkable lizard. Scientists say the more they know about its behavior, the ... read more

Survey of Salmonella Species in Staten Island Zoo's Snakes

Mar. 29, 2015 — To better understand the variety of salmonella species harbored by captive reptiles, Staten Island Zoo has teamed up with ... read more

Mar. 25, 2015 — Ecopassages may be less effective reptile road mortality mitigation tools when fences fail to keep reptiles from accessing the ... read more

Skin Microbiome May Hold Clues to Protect Threatened Gold Frogs from Lethal Fungus

Mar. 23, 2015 — New information about the relationship between symbiotic microbial communities and amphibian disease resistance has been gained through a new study. A frog-killing fungus known as Batrachochytrium ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — A frog in Ecuador's western Andean cloud forest changes skin texture in minutes, appearing to mimic the texture it sits on. And, the new species, called Pristimantis mutabilis, or mutable ... read more

Mar. 24, 2015 — A previously undiscovered species of crocodile-like amphibian that lived during the rise of dinosaurs was among Earth's top predators more than 200 million years ago, a study shows. ... read more

Mar. 23, 2015 — Researchers who develop snake-like robots have picked up a few tricks from real sidewinder rattlesnakes on how to make rapid and even sharp turns with their undulating, modular device. Working with ... read more

Opossum-Based Antidote to Venom from Snake Bites Could Save Thousands of Lives

Mar. 22, 2015 — Scientists have turned to the opossum to develop a promising new and inexpensive antidote for venomous snake bites. They predict it could save thousands of lives worldwide without the side effects of ... read more

Mar. 19, 2015 — A new study has shown that the dottyback, a small predatory reef fish, can change the color of its body to imitate a variety of other reef fish species, allowing the dottyback to sneak up undetected ... read more

Mar. 16, 2015 — Climbing rats, seabirds and tropical gophers are among the 15 animal species that are at the absolute greatest risk of becoming extinct very soon. Expertise and money is needed to save them and other ... read more

Mar. 18, 2015 — Little is known about the oldest sea turtles that inhabited the Earth millions of years ago. The finding in the Baetic Cordillera, in Jaén, of the remains of a supposed new species of turtle, ... read more

Mar. 4, 2015 — A pair of studies show that the deadly fungus Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis, responsible for the extinction of more than 200 amphibian species worldwide, has coexisted harmlessly with animals in ... read more

Feb. 26, 2015 — The chytrid fungus, which is fatal to amphibians, has been detected in Madagascar for the first time. This means that the chytridiomycosis pandemic has now reached a biodiversity hotspot. Researchers ... read more

Feb. 24, 2015 — Tropical turtle fossils discovered in Wyoming reveal that when Earth got warmer, prehistoric turtles headed north. But if today's turtles try the same technique to cope with warming habitats, ... read more

Feb. 24, 2015 — Lizards and other reptiles are not normally considered venomous, but a number of lizard species actually do produce and use venom. The most classic venomous lizard is no doubt the gila monster -- a ... read more

Feb. 23, 2015 — Biodiversity, including small predators such as dragonflies and other aquatic bugs that attack and consume parasites, may improve the health of amphibians, according to a team of researchers. ... read more

Feb. 18, 2015 — By examining research on global patterns of amphibian diversification over hundreds of millions of years, researchers have discovered that 'sexually dimorphic' species -- those in which ... read more

Feb. 12, 2015 — A new study has identified two major foraging grounds of the Mediterranean green turtle and recommends the creation of a new Marine Protected Area to preserve the vulnerable ... read more

Feb. 4, 2015 — Scientists discovered a new water frog species from the Pacific slopes of the Andes in central Peru. The new species was discovered in the species-poor coastal valleys of central Peru, a region well ... read more

Coral Snake Venom Reveals a Unique Route to Lethality

Feb. 9, 2015 — For more than a decade, a vial of rare snake venom refused to give up its secret formula for lethality; its toxins had no effect on the proteins that most venoms target. Finally, an international ... read more

Thursday, April 2, 2015
Sunday, March 29, 2015
Wednesday, March 25, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Tuesday, March 24, 2015
Monday, March 23, 2015
Sunday, March 22, 2015
Thursday, March 19, 2015
Monday, March 16, 2015
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Wednesday, March 4, 2015
Thursday, February 26, 2015
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Monday, February 23, 2015
Wednesday, February 18, 2015
Thursday, February 12, 2015
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Monday, February 9, 2015
Tuesday, January 27, 2015
Monday, January 26, 2015
Friday, January 23, 2015
Wednesday, January 21, 2015
Tuesday, January 20, 2015
Monday, January 19, 2015
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Wednesday, January 14, 2015
Monday, January 12, 2015
Thursday, January 8, 2015
Monday, January 5, 2015
Wednesday, December 31, 2014
Wednesday, December 24, 2014
Thursday, December 11, 2014
Monday, December 8, 2014
Friday, December 5, 2014
Monday, December 1, 2014
Monday, November 24, 2014
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Monday, November 17, 2014
Monday, November 10, 2014
Friday, November 7, 2014
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Saturday, October 25, 2014
Thursday, October 23, 2014
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Wednesday, October 8, 2014
Friday, October 10, 2014
Thursday, October 9, 2014
Monday, October 6, 2014
Monday, September 29, 2014
Tuesday, September 30, 2014
Friday, September 26, 2014
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
Monday, September 22, 2014
Monday, September 15, 2014
Wednesday, September 3, 2014
Wednesday, August 20, 2014
Thursday, August 14, 2014
Tuesday, August 12, 2014
Monday, August 11, 2014
Thursday, August 7, 2014
Wednesday, August 6, 2014
Monday, August 4, 2014
Tuesday, July 29, 2014
Thursday, July 24, 2014
Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Tuesday, July 22, 2014
Monday, July 21, 2014
Thursday, July 17, 2014
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Friday, July 11, 2014
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Thursday, July 3, 2014
Monday, June 30, 2014
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014