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February 9, 2016

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February 9, 2016

Jan. 13, 2016 — Brazilian torrent frogs may use sophisticated audio and visual signals to communicate, including inflating vocal sacs, squealing, and arm waving, according to a new study. The authors suggest their ... read more

Jan. 12, 2016 — The Tsaratanana Massif –the highest mountain on Madagascar and one of the island's most remote regions– is home to several indigenous species. Yet, the majority of these species remain ... read more

Jan. 5, 2016 — Eating increases the amount of damaging reactive molecules in the body, potentially shaping and constraining life history evolution across animal groups, new research on snakes ... read more

Virgin Births May Be Common Among Snakes

Jan. 4, 2016 — A new review provides intriguing insights on parthenogenesis, or virgin birth, in ... read more

Dec. 29, 2015 — Tortoise and turtle fossils, the first from the Miocene epoch found in Bolivia, suggest the Altiplano, near Quebrada Honda, was likely less than a kilometer above sea level 13 million years ago. ... read more

Dec. 23, 2015 — Some reptiles such as crocodilians and some turtles are known to display temperature-dependent sex determination (TSD), where the ambient temperature of the developing eggs determines the ... read more

Dec. 21, 2015 — Scientists have discovered two critically endangered species of sea snakes, previously thought to be extinct, off the coast of Western Australia.It's the first time the snakes have been spotted ... read more

Mother Frog Controls Embryo's Gene Activity

Dec. 18, 2015 — Frog embryos do not fully control which genes they can turn on or off in the beginning of their development -- but their mother does, through specific proteins in the egg cell, molecular ... read more

Snake Bellies Help Scientists Get a Grip

Dec. 17, 2015 — A new study sheds light on how snakes' sharp-edged belly keels improve climbing abilities, which could lead to bio-inspired robotic designs and new methods to prevent snake ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Researchers have discovered half a dozen new species of the African clawed frog, and added back another to the list of known species, in the process uncovering striking new characteristics of one of ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Human-made changes to the environment are linked to changes in the microbiome on cricket frogs' skin and antimicrobial peptide secretions through the skin, possibly weakening the animals' ... read more

Dec. 16, 2015 — Commonly known as fishing snakes, the Synophis genus has been expanded with as many as three new species following a research in the Andean cloud forests of Amazonian Ecuador and Peru. Not only is ... read more

Dec. 9, 2015 — A new tree frog species, Dendropsophus bromeliaceus, spends its tadpole stage in pooled water that collects in bromeliad plants in the Brazilian Atlantic forest, according to a new ... read more

Dec. 8, 2015 — The discovery also reveals the unique binocular vision of the first ancient marine reptile of its kind to be found in ... read more

Dec. 3, 2015 — Extremely rare and hidden in the forests of the Andes, there are still new snake species left to find. This has recently been evidenced by the colubrid serpent, described for the first time in the ... read more

Nov. 27, 2015 — Fresh analysis of a reptile fossil is helping scientists solve an evolutionary puzzle -- how snakes lost their limbs. The findings show snakes did not lose their limbs in order to live in the sea, as ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — What doesn't kill you could cure you. A growing interest in the therapeutic value of animal venom has led data scientists to create the first catalog of known animal toxins and their ... read more

Nov. 25, 2015 — Genes for important skin proteins arose in a common ancestor shared by humans and turtles 310 million years ago, a genome comparison has ... read more

Corn Snake Genome Sequenced for the First Time

Nov. 24, 2015 — Among the 5,000 existing species of mammals, more than 100 have their genome sequenced, whereas the genomes of only 9 species of reptiles (among 10,000 species) are available to the scientific ... read more

Nov. 23, 2015 — The Persian dwarf snake is wrongly classified as one species, scientists say. New research shows it is composed of six different species, a finding which might be important for the conservation of ... read more

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