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June 8, 2015 — A researcher who generates three-dimensional computer models of animals using a micro-CT scanner found that in analyzing a frog specimen, another animal was present inside the frog -- another ... read more

June 4, 2015 — A new study has revealed that the Central African country of Gabon is providing an invaluable nesting ground for a vulnerable species of sea turtle considered a regional conservation ... read more

June 4, 2015 — Following nearly five years of exploration in mountainous areas of the southern Brazilian Atlantic Rainforest, a team of researchers has uncovered seven new species of a highly miniaturized, brightly ... read more

June 3, 2015 — Pond owners are being urged not to use garden chemicals, or to release goldfish into ponds, because of the risk they could pose to wild frogs. Researchers found that the severity of ranavirosis, a ... read more

May 27, 2015 — A female Yangtze giant softshell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) -- potentially the last female of her species -- has been artificially inseminated. The procedure, which brought together top scientists ... read more

May 26, 2015 — Like many pests, cane toads are killed in their thousands in Australia every year, especially by community-based 'toad-busting' groups. New research has now revealed the most humane way to ... read more

May 21, 2015 — The eastern diamondback rattlesnake has lost 97 percent of its habitat since Europeans first arrived in America. New research demonstrates the critical nature of one element of the diamondback's ... read more

For the First Time, Scientists Tag a Loggerhead Sea Turtle Off US West Coast

May 11, 2015 — Fifty miles out to sea from San Diego, in the middle of April, under a perfectly clear blue sky, fisheries scientists leaned over the side of a rubber inflatable boat and lowered a juvenile ... read more

May 6, 2015 — Diets of snakes from a temperate region in South America may depend more on phylogeny (ancestry) than ... read more

Apr. 27, 2015 — A team of Chilean scientists discover two new species of iguanid lizards from the Laja Lagoon, Chile. The two new species are believed to have been long confused with other representatives of the ... read more

Ways to Avoid Catching Diseases from Pets

Apr. 20, 2015 — Pets can pass diseases to humans, especially when a pet owner's immune system is compromised. Here, veterinarians outline ways for families to avoid disease transmission by choosing the right ... read more

Apr. 17, 2015 — It seems unnatural that a species could survive without having sex. Yet over the ages, evolution has endowed females of certain species of amphibians, reptiles and fish with the ability to clone ... read more

Frog Uses Different Strategies to Escape Ground, Air Predators

Apr. 15, 2015 — Frogs may flee from a ground predator and move towards an aerial predator, undercutting the flight ... read more

Apr. 10, 2015 — 60 captive-raised Myanmar roofed turtles—a species once thought extinct—have been released into their native habitat in Myanmar, conservationists report. The Myanmar roofed turtle (Batagur ... read more

Apr. 9, 2015 — It turns out sea turtles, even at a tender 6-18 months of age, are very active swimmers. They don't just passively drift in ocean currents as researchers once thought. Researchers say it's ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — Although well known as one of the most iconic dinosaurs, Brontosaurus (the 'thunder lizard') has long been considered misclassified. Since 1903, the scientific community has believed that ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — Scientists confirm that ectotherms -- like reptiles and amphibians -- do follow "Bergmann's rule". The 19th-century naturalist posited that animals inhabiting colder climates have a ... read more

Apr. 7, 2015 — New research has shed light on the complex challenge facing scientists battling one of the world's most devastating animal diseases. Chytrid fungus is thought to be behind the decline or ... read more

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

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