More Than 700 One-Year-Old Wyoming Toads Released Into The Wild腾讯棋牌欢乐斗地主经典版

The Wyoming toad, (Bufo baxteri) thought to have gone extinct in the wild in 1985, has made tremendous strides since a captive breeding effort began a few decades ago from just 10 toads as broodstock. The Wyoming Game and Fish Department,…

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South Carolina Documents First Argentine Black And White Tegu In The Wild腾讯棋牌欢乐斗地主经典版

The South Carolina Department of Natural Resources announced today that it has captured an adult female black and white tegu  (Salvator merianae) in Lexington County. The SCDNR says that there have been reports of sightings in both Lexington and Aiken counties…

Researchers Find 4m Thalattosaur In Belly Of 5m Ichthyosaur腾讯棋牌欢乐斗地主经典版

An international group of researchers in China have discovered a five meter Ichthyosaur fossil with a 4m Thalattosaur in its belly, marking what the researchers believe to be the first documented instance of predation on megafauna (animals equal to or…

Green Iguanas Found In The Wild In Singapore And Thailand腾讯棋牌欢乐斗地主经典版

The common green iguana (Iguana iguana), once the most popular lizard with reptile keepers and native to Mexico, southern Brazil and Paraguay, has been found in the wild in Singapore and Thailand, most likely as a result of the international…

Copperhead Snake Bites Have Little Effect On Alligators Due To Their Blood腾讯棋牌欢乐斗地主经典版

American Alligators  (Alligator mississippiensis) have properties in their blood that Auburn University researchers say help them to avoid succumbing to venomous snake bites, particularly from the Eastern copperhead (Agkistrodon contortrix). The researchers looked at Eastern copperhead snake venom metalloproteinases (SVMP)…

Illinois State Rep. Brad Stephens To Host Virtual Reptile Show腾讯棋牌欢乐斗地主经典版

Illinois state Rep. Brad Stephens, who is also the mayor of Rosemont, IL will participate in a virtual reptile show that will be posted to YouTube and his district’s website starting August 17. "Unfortunately, due to the COVID-19 pandemic we…

Dehydrated Box Turtle Found Painted With Nail Polish and Glitter Dies腾讯棋牌欢乐斗地主经典版

An eastern box turtle (Terrapene carolina carolina) that was found dehydrated with its shell painted with nail polish and glitter has died. The turtle was brought to the Starks Parks Wildlife Conservation Center, Massillon, OH around August 5, where the…

Photographer’s 2021 Calendar To Benefit Global Snakebite Initiative, RFDS腾讯棋牌欢乐斗地主经典版

Australian herp photographer Ross McGibbon announced that his 2021 reptile calendar will benefit the Global Snakebite Initiative and Royal Flying Doctors Service in Australia. McGibbon’s calendar will feature 12 of his best images from 2020 and each will feature a…

Two-Headed Russell’s Viper Found In India腾讯棋牌欢乐斗地主经典版

Susanta Nanda of the Indian Forest Service uploaded a video to Twitter of a two-headed Russell’s viper (Daboia russelii) that was rescued in Maharashtra, a state in the western peninsular region of India. The reptile will probably spend the rest…

Sonoran Desert Tortoise Under Consideration For ESA Protections, Again腾讯棋牌欢乐斗地主经典版

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2015 decided against protecting the Sonoran desert tortoise (Gopherus morafkai) under the Endangered Species Act. So in September 2019, WildEarth Guardians and Western Watersheds Project sued the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service for…

Whole Tuatara Genome Sequence Completed腾讯棋牌欢乐斗地主经典版

Tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus), are lizard-like reptiles endemic to New Zealand and are the only living member of the reptilian order Rhynchocephalia (Sphenodontia). It was announced that the species has had its whole genome sequence completed by researchers with the University…

5,000 Burmese Pythons Removed From Everglades腾讯棋牌欢乐斗地主经典版

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, in conjunction with the South Florida Water Management District announced that 5,000 invasive Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) have been removed from the Florida Everglades ecosystem since the first Python Challenge was launched…

Petsmart Teams With Snapchat To Promote Reptile Keeping腾讯棋牌欢乐斗地主经典版

Petsmart announced it is using an augmented reality lens with the Snapchat social medial platform in an effort to promote reptile keeping. The AR lens, in combination with a quiz that user’s take, will transform the user’s face into a…

Rattlesnakes Still Strike Fast In Cold Weather, Study Says腾讯棋牌欢乐斗地主经典版

Researchers with Sand Diego State University and UC Riverside, both institutions of higher learning in southern California wanted to know how cooler temperatures affected the way rattlesnakes strike and if the cold slowed the strikes of these reptiles down. So,…

USARK Challenges Florida's New Law On Reptile Keeping Restrictions腾讯棋牌欢乐斗地主经典版

The United States Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK) is challenging a new law signed last month by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that places restrictions on the possession, breeding and sale of non-native tegu lizards (Salvator sp) and green iguanas (Iguana…

Snake-like Amphibian Siphonops annulatus Have Venom Glands, New Study Says腾讯棋牌欢乐斗地主经典版

Caecilians, amphibians with a snake-like body that often look like earthworms are interesting animals. Cryptic yet interesting at the same time. And the fact that they look like super-sized earthworms is just way too cool! The ringed caecilian (Siphonops annulatus),…

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