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May 24, 2016

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Apr. 25, 2016 — Researchers have uncovered dozens of fossilized teeth in Kuwajima, Japan, and identified this as a new species of tritylodontid, an animal family that links the evolution of mammals from reptiles. ... read more

Apr. 22, 2016 — A team of scientists set up camera traps in Peru to record the biodiversity of that area of the Amazon ... read more

New Snakebite Treatment Under Development

Apr. 15, 2016 — Thousands are bitten by rattlers and other venomous snakes each year, and a new treatment may serve as a “bridge” to buy time until medical care is ... read more

Apr. 12, 2016 — Researchers warn that the extinction to two amphibian species -- the southern toad and the southern leopard frog -- may be hastened by the combined effects of climate change and copper-contaminated ... read more

Apr. 7, 2016 — Pool frog (Pelophylax lessonae) tadpoles have the amazing ability to grow at different rates depending on changes in temperature. A new study has revealed that this species, which requires relatively ... read more

Mediterranean Loggerhead Turtles Dying in Waters Off the Middle East, North Africa

Apr. 6, 2016 — Conservation biologists have found that many adult loggerhead turtles are migrating to areas of the Mediterranean where they are dying, trapped in fishing nets used by small scale fishing operations ... read more

Apr. 4, 2016 — Hormonally active substances may contribute to global amphibian decline. Some compounds, for example from pharmaceuticals, occur in biologically relevant concentrations in freshwater ecosystems, and ... read more

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

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