Author: Rebekah Pettit

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Meet "Razana," The Impressive Prehistoric Crocodilian That Ate Dinosaurs

Meet "Razana," The Impressive Prehistoric Crocodilian That Ate Dinosaurs

Today's Crocodilians are within the "Archosaur" clade, which is closely related to birds and extinct dinosaurs. Throughout their ne [...]
Fang Facts of Vipers, Elapids, and Colubrids

Fang Facts of Vipers, Elapids, and Colubrids

Fangs developed a series of times to give us some of the most venomous predators of the planet. [...]
New Pit Viper Species Discovered in India

New Pit Viper Species Discovered in India

The Venomous Vipers Vipers are some of the most specialized Reptiles on the planet with their foldable fangs and potent venom. Because of thei [...]
Reptile Dentition: The Details on Reptile Teeth

Reptile Dentition: The Details on Reptile Teeth

Reptile Anatomy and Physiology is an important part of Herpetology and captive care! [...]
Phrynocephalus mystaceus, The Secret Toadhead Agama

Phrynocephalus mystaceus, The Secret Toadhead Agama

The Secretive Toad Headed Agama (P. mystaceus) is a unique Agamid species from desert regions of Asia and the Middle East. [...]
Butterflies Drink the Tears of Turtles in Stunning Video

Butterflies Drink the Tears of Turtles in Stunning Video

When you think of butterflies, there may not be an immediate correlation to Reptiles, but they may have a more common relationship than previously tho [...]
Why Is This Brazilian Water Turtle Traveling Across The Desert?

Why Is This Brazilian Water Turtle Traveling Across The Desert?

The Pininga Turtle makes a long journey to the freshwater lagoons in the Brazilian Dunes. [...]
Wildlife Biologist in Florida Offers Unique Alligator Encounter with Rescue Alligator

Wildlife Biologist in Florida Offers Unique Alligator Encounter with Rescue Alligator

Animal ambassadors like Casper are a vital part of awareness and conservation outreach for many private sectors and the AZA. [...]
Viper Was Eaten Whole According to Ancient Human Poop Sample

Viper Was Eaten Whole According to Ancient Human Poop Sample

Texas is home to three native Pitviper species: the Cottonmouths, Copperheads, and Rattlesnakes [...]
Crocodilian Blood Successful for HIV Treatments and Antibiotics

Crocodilian Blood Successful for HIV Treatments and Antibiotics

The Crocodilians Crocodilia are found all across the Old and New World, and they share some basic features since they belong to the same phylu [...]
New Book Showcases Rare and Incredible Herp Photography

New Book Showcases Rare and Incredible Herp Photography

All over the world there are extraordinary Reptiles and Amphibians hiding among the unique habitats they exist in, but many of us will never see [...]
Giant Venomous Snakes: The Mangshan Pit Viper

Giant Venomous Snakes: The Mangshan Pit Viper

Vipers are some of the world's most beautiful predators, patterned with vibrant warning coloration and markings. The Viperidae group is& [...]
Albino Anoles Created At The University Of Georgia

Albino Anoles Created At The University Of Georgia

Through gene editing, scientists were able to cause albinism in brown anole lizards. [...]
Amphibians And The Fishless Ponds Of Florida

Amphibians And The Fishless Ponds Of Florida

The habitats that reptiles and amphibians depend on are species specific and reliant on the adaptive ways of the animals. “Niches” are spe [...]
800 Flapshell Turtles Confiscated In India

800 Flapshell Turtles Confiscated In India

The Indian flapshell turtle (Lissemys punctata) is a relatively small species that is hardy, durable and adaptable. [...]
Archosaurs: Crocodilians, Birds, Extinct Dinosaurs

Archosaurs: Crocodilians, Birds, Extinct Dinosaurs

shutterstock/Peter_Hermes_Furian Phylogenetic Trees show the connection between species and groups. Emerging evidence from paleontologists [...]
Trademark Exotics and Piebald Ball Pythons

Trademark Exotics and Piebald Ball Pythons

Ball Pythons Once imported by the thousands from Africa, Ball Pythons (Python Regius) are now widely available in captivity from breeders. Whi [...]
Extinct Reptiles and Amphibians

Extinct Reptiles and Amphibians

Extinction means an animal is gone forever, so they will never be back! Reptiles and amphibians are currently facing this risk, where 20% of the descr [...]
Marine Reptiles Of The World

Marine Reptiles Of The World

Even today, the ocean is still one of the most unexplored parts of our planet. Many mysteries surround this vast place, yet it undeniably supports a m [...]
History of the Galapagos Tortoise

History of the Galapagos Tortoise

When I sit with a Galapagos tortoise, I can feel a charm I haven’t felt with another reptile. Although tortoises are sometimes considered p [...]
CrocFest 2018 Raises $40,000 For Gharial Conservation

CrocFest 2018 Raises $40,000 For Gharial Conservation

CrocFest 2018 raised quite a lot of money toward conservation issues. [...]
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