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Frogs and Reptiles News
February 20, 2017

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February 20, 2017

Jan. 13, 2017 — A long-running research and conservation project is helping save an at-risk species of turtle, report ... read more

Jan. 13, 2017 — The antagonistic predator-prey relationship is of interest to evolutionary biologists because it often leads to extreme adaptations in both the predator and prey. One such relationship is seen in the ... read more

Dec. 21, 2016 — Whether a wild cottonmouth snake will attempt to strike in an encounter depends on its baseline stress level, according to a team of ... read more

Dec. 16, 2016 — A new study sheds light on inclusion body disease, and may help veterinary care teams better protect the health of their populations of large ... read more

Dec. 13, 2016 — Invasive species on Hawaii Island may be especially successful invaders because they are formidable scavengers of carcasses of other animals and after death, a nutrient resource for other invasive ... read more

Dec. 6, 2016 — New research examines how vertebrate species in the eastern United States ranging from snakes to mammals to birds responded to climate change over the last 500,000 years. The study reveals that ... read more

Dec. 2, 2016 — Endangered leatherback sea turtles are known for their open-ocean migratory nature and nomadic foraging habits -- traveling thousands of miles. But a naturalist and his colleagues have discovered an ... read more

Hopping to the Frontier: Following a Frog's Evolutionary Movements

Nov. 23, 2016 — A common species of Asian tree frog may actually be two separate species according to new genetic data collected by an international group of scientists. If the two groups of frogs are confirmed to ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — Larger number of snakes than previously thought has mutation that protects them from toad toxin, even if they don't eat toads, a research team ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — Amphibians which have a toxic defense against predators -- such as the iconic poison dart frogs -- have a much higher risk of extinction than species which use other types of defense mechanisms, ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — Naturally occurring chemicals found in road salts commonly used to de-ice paved surfaces can alter the sex ratios in nearby frog populations, a phenomenon that could reduce the size and viability of ... read more

Nov. 22, 2016 — Americans believe endangered species are best protected when their habitats are protected and not when animal predators are killed, according to new ... read more

Nov. 17, 2016 — Reaching over 3.5 m in length, the bushmaster is the largest viper in the western hemisphere. Legend spread among both colonists and natives from the Amazon region and Central America has it that it ... read more

Snake Black Market Poses Risk to Humans and Wildlife

Nov. 17, 2016 — The illegal reptile trade, including venomous snakes, could put wildlife, the environment and human lives at risk, a new study has ... read more

Nov. 16, 2016 — Two new species of lizards have been discovered in the Andean highlands of Southern Chile. Collected from areas of heroic past, both small reptiles were named after courageous tribal chiefs who have ... read more

Nov. 8, 2016 — Today’s turtles don’t have teeth; they cut off their food using hard ridges on their jaws. But their ancestors were not so dentally challenged. A team of international researchers has now ... read more

Nov. 8, 2016 — A research team has used a new image processing tool to confirm that human visual system has evolved specifically to detect ... read more

Nov. 7, 2016 — Kaikaifilu is a new species of giant sea lizard (mosasaur) discovered in 66-million-year-old rocks of Antarctica. At about 10 meters long, it is the largest known top marine predator from this ... read more

Nov. 3, 2016 — Climate change is currently one of the greatest threats to biodiversity, and one of the groups of animals most affected by the increase in temperature is amphibians. A team of scientists studied how ... read more

New Research on Bats Hunting in Noise

Oct. 28, 2016 — Noise pollution, according to a new study, has been linked to lower survival and reproduction because it masks environmental cues and makes it hard for animals to hear moving prey or approaching ... read more

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