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Mar. 31, 2016 — Ten million years ago, a green and black snake lay coiled in the Spanish undergrowth. Once, paleontologists would have been limited by its colorless fossil remains, but now they know what the snake ... read more

Mar. 31, 2016 — A new study has found turtles released back into the wild almost always return home -- even if they have to swim more than 100km or have spent more than a year ... read more

Mar. 30, 2016 — A new tadpole that burrows through sand has been unearthed from the streambeds in the Western Ghats of India, according to a recent ... read more

Rapid Transformation Turns Clinging Tadpoles Into Digging Adult Frogs

Mar. 30, 2016 — The Indian Purple frog skeleton undergoes dramatic transformation as tadpoles clinging to underwater rocks become adults digging their way underground, according to a new ... read more

Mar. 28, 2016 — Researchers used novel approach with historic film to discover just how endangered Kemp’s ridley sea turtles are. Kemp's ridley turtles are currently classified as critically endangered on the ... read more

Mar. 24, 2016 — Before the final collision of Eurasia and the Indian subcontinent, land bridges between the landmasses may have served as 'freeways' of biodiversity exchange that flowed in both directions, ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Attaching green battery powered light-emitting diodes (LED) to gillnets used by a small-scale fishery reduced the number of green turtle deaths by 64 per cent, without reducing the intended catch of ... read more

Mar. 23, 2016 — Scientists have shown that the foam made by Trinidadian frogs represents a new, non-toxic antibiotic delivery system that may help to prevent infections. Researchers have been analysing the frog ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — Scientists have discovered a new species of pale-gold colored frog from the cloud forests of the high Andes in Colombia. Its name, Pristimantis dorado, commemorates both its color (dorado means ... read more

Mar. 17, 2016 — The legend of St. Patrick banishing snakes from the emerald isle some 1,500 years ago is indelibly etched in folklore -- even if science suggests snakes were unlikely to have colonized the country ... read more

Free Database Shows Where to Find Some of the World's Most Toxic Snakes

Mar. 16, 2016 — To find banded sea kraits, ask a guy in Cleveland. Or at least look up his work. Iulian Gherghel, who is earning a Ph.D. in biology at Case Western Reserve University, teamed with researchers in ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — The ability to recognize own offspring and provide preferential care is difficult for the poison frog Allobates femoralis. According to a new study male and female frogs have different strategies for ... read more

Mar. 15, 2016 — A new computer model shows lizards are deliberately trying to manage their body ... read more

Mar. 14, 2016 — For humans to understand speech and for other animals to know each other's calls, the brain must distinguish short sounds from longer sounds. By studying frogs, researchers figured out how ... read more

Paleontologists Discover 250-Million-Year-Old New Species of Reptile in Brazil

Mar. 11, 2016 — A new fossil reptile that lived 250 million years ago in the state of Rio Grande do Sul, southernmost Brazil has been discovered by an international team of researchers. The species has been ... read more

Mar. 10, 2016 — A new species of narrow-mouthed frog has been discovered in the laterite rock formations of India’s coastal plains. The frog, which is the size of a thumbnail, was named Microhyla laterite after ... read more

Decline of Crocodile Ancestors Was Good News for Early Marine Turtles

Mar. 9, 2016 — Marine turtles experienced an evolutionary windfall thanks to a mass extinction of crocodyliforms around 145 million years ago, say ... read more

A Synthetic Biology Approach for a New Antidote to Coral Snake Venom

Mar. 3, 2016 — Coral snake venom carries significant neurotoxicity and human injuries can be severe or even lethal. Despite this, antivenom treatments are scarce due to challenges collecting adequate amounts of ... read more

Biologists Identify Six New Unique Species of Western Rattlesnake

Mar. 3, 2016 — Using head shapes and genetic analyses, researchers have recommend that six groups of subspecies of the western rattlesnake be elevated to full species ... read more

Feb. 29, 2016 — In the past two decades, water frogs have spread rapidly in Central Europe. Using a new statistical model, researchers have now been able to show that local species such as the Yellow-bellied Toad ... read more

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