Author: John Virata

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The New Oldest Parareptile Is Dubbed Coal Dragon

The New Oldest Parareptile Is Dubbed Coal Dragon

A small 25 cm parareptile that lived more than 306 million years ago and ate insects and other prey by stabbing them with its sharp fangs is now [...]
Salmonella Outbreak In Canada Sickens 92 People

Salmonella Outbreak In Canada Sickens 92 People

Always wash your hands before and after handling a pet reptile or feeder rodents. [...]
Foothill Yellow-legged Frog Approved For California Endangered Species Act Protections

Foothill Yellow-legged Frog Approved For California Endangered Species Act Protections

The foothill yellow-legged frog was once widespread throughout much of Northern and Central California and down to Southern California. [...]
In A First, Puerto Rican Crested Toads Conceived Via In Vitro Fertilization

In A First, Puerto Rican Crested Toads Conceived Via In Vitro Fertilization

The Puerto Rican crested toad is listed as critically endangered by the IUCN. [...]
Conservation Lands For Gopher Tortoise Expanded In Georgia

Conservation Lands For Gopher Tortoise Expanded In Georgia

The Georgia DNR estimates about 2,000 gopher tortoises live on the conservation land. [...]
Giant Tortoises Have Good Memories

Giant Tortoises Have Good Memories

Tortoises were able to select specific colored balls nine years after they were trained to bite it. [...]
Firefighters Rescue Escaped Iguana From Rooftop In England

Firefighters Rescue Escaped Iguana From Rooftop In England

Firefighters used a 9 meter ladder to rescue to the wayward reptile. [...]
Snake Catcher In Australia Saves Regurgitated Frog

Snake Catcher In Australia Saves Regurgitated Frog

White's treefrogs are native to Australia, and oftentimes eat snakes, but the tables were turned in this incident. [...]
Bearded Dragon Found In Walmart Delivery Order Gets Adopted

Bearded Dragon Found In Walmart Delivery Order Gets Adopted

Bearded dragons are native to Australia and are widely captive-bred in the United States [...]
Why (And How) A Reticulated Python Managed To Consume An Indonesian Woman

Why (And How) A Reticulated Python Managed To Consume An Indonesian Woman

The reticulated python is considered the longest snake species in the world. It is also one of the heaviest. [...]
West Virginia Police Stop Traffic To Let Snake Cross Busy Road

West Virginia Police Stop Traffic To Let Snake Cross Busy Road

With a little help from police, the timber rattlesnake made it safely to the other side. [...]
Endangered Mexican Salamander Being Captive Bred By Nuns

Endangered Mexican Salamander Being Captive Bred By Nuns

It is estimated that there are only 100 Lake Pátzcuaro salamanders left in the wild. [...]
Desert Tortoise Will Be Harmed If Nevada Public Lands Bill Becomes Law, Conservation Groups Say

Desert Tortoise Will Be Harmed If Nevada Public Lands Bill Becomes Law, Conservation Groups Say

Desert tortoises range from the Mojave and Sonoran deserts in California and can also be found in Arizona, Nevada, and areas in Mexico. [...]
Bog Turtle Is Official State Reptile Of New Jersey!

Bog Turtle Is Official State Reptile Of New Jersey!

The bog turtle is one of the smallest turtle species in North America. [...]
Aussie Authorities Expand Cane Toad Sausage Trials

Aussie Authorities Expand Cane Toad Sausage Trials

Scientists in Australia hope that sausages made of cane toad meat and laced with a noxious chemical will help save northern Quoll populations. [...]
5 Facts About The Reticulated Python

5 Facts About The Reticulated Python

The reticulated python is the longest snake species in the world. [...]
Huge Alligator Snapping Turtle Caught And Released In Oklahoma

Huge Alligator Snapping Turtle Caught And Released In Oklahoma

Alligator snapping turtles in the state of Oklahoma are a species of special concern. [...]
5 New Snail Eating Snake Species Discovered In South America

5 New Snail Eating Snake Species Discovered In South America

The five snakes are all snail eaters and hail from South America. [...]
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