Category: More Reptile Reading

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Critically Endangered Philippine Crocodile Can Scale 50 Degree Limestone Walls

Critically Endangered Philippine Crocodile Can Scale 50 Degree Limestone Walls

The most critically endangered crocodile species in the world, the Philippine crocodile (Crocodylus mindorensis) can climb steep hills, a behavior tha [...]
Nearly 200 Hatchling Galapagos Tortoises Seized At Galapagos Island Airport

Nearly 200 Hatchling Galapagos Tortoises Seized At Galapagos Island Airport

The Galapagos tortoise is captive bred in many countries around the world to ensure the survival of these species, yet some smugglers tried to smuggle [...]
Zen Habitats 4’x 2’x 2’ Wood Panel Reptile Enclosure Review

Zen Habitats 4’x 2’x 2’ Wood Panel Reptile Enclosure Review

I have been keeping herps since I was 10 years old. I explored the canals near my childhood home for introduced African clawed frogs and American bull [...]
Female Yangtze Giant Soft-Shell Turtle Discovered In Vietnamese Lake

Female Yangtze Giant Soft-Shell Turtle Discovered In Vietnamese Lake

Sixteen months after the last known female Yangtze giant soft-shell turtle (Rafetus swinhoei) died at the Suzhou Zoo in China, a female of this critic [...]
Philippine Burrowing Snake Species Discovered In University Collection

Philippine Burrowing Snake Species Discovered In University Collection

A subterranean snake that was collected in the Philippines in 2006 and 2007 was misidentified in the field and spent more than 10 years in the Univers [...]
Researchers Discover New Species of Cloud Forest Frog In The Philippines

Researchers Discover New Species of Cloud Forest Frog In The Philippines

A species of frog of the genus Platymantis has been discovered in the montane forests of Leyte and Samar islands in the Philippines. The frog, Platyma [...]
Whole Tuatara Genome Sequence Completed

Whole Tuatara Genome Sequence Completed

Tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus), are lizard-like reptiles endemic to New Zealand and are the only living member of the reptilian order Rhynchocephalia ( [...]
Water Beetle Can Be Eaten By A Frog And Come Out Alive

Water Beetle Can Be Eaten By A Frog And Come Out Alive

An aquatic water beetle has been documented being eaten by a frog and then surviving through the amphibian’s digestive system before getting expelled [...]
5,000 Burmese Pythons Removed From Everglades

5,000 Burmese Pythons Removed From Everglades

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, in conjunction with the South Florida Water Management District announced that 5,000 invasive B [...]
Petsmart Teams With Snapchat To Promote Reptile Keeping

Petsmart Teams With Snapchat To Promote Reptile Keeping

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 [...]
Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Under Review For Federal Endangered Species Act Protections.

Dunes Sagebrush Lizard Under Review For Federal Endangered Species Act Protections.

After years of legal wrangling, a failed initiative by oil and gas companies to voluntarily monitor the heath of the dunes sagebrush lizard, and other [...]
How The Paradise Flying Snake Glides Through The Air Like An Eagle In Flight

How The Paradise Flying Snake Glides Through The Air Like An Eagle In Flight

Researchers at Virginia Tech just published a paper in the journal Nature Physics that describes how the paradise flying snake (Chrysopelea paradise) [...]
Australia Rock Skink, Named Just A Year Ago May Be Headed to Extinction

Australia Rock Skink, Named Just A Year Ago May Be Headed to Extinction

The Kaputar rock skink (Egernia roomi), informally known for decades but recently given a scientific name in August 2019 may be on the verge of collap [...]
Lost Bearded Dragon Turns Up Safe 10 Days Later

Lost Bearded Dragon Turns Up Safe 10 Days Later

A bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) that got out of his enclosure June 13 and then spent 10 days wandering about 4km away from his home was returned t [...]
Potential Record Breaking Burmese Python Caught In Florida Everglades

Potential Record Breaking Burmese Python Caught In Florida Everglades

A Florida state contracted python hunter has captured and euthanized an estimated 17-foot, 150 lb. Burmese python (Python bivittatus) in the Florida E [...]
Buffalo Zoo Wants Stolen Red-Footed Tortoise Returned

Buffalo Zoo Wants Stolen Red-Footed Tortoise Returned

Someone stole the Buffalo Zoo's resident red-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria), and the zoo is hoping that she will be returned safely. Red, as [...]
Arkansas To No Longer Issue Permits To Breed, Sell And Import Five Python Species

Arkansas To No Longer Issue Permits To Breed, Sell And Import Five Python Species

You are still able to possess these snakes in the state, per local regulation. [...]
53-Year Old Tortoise Whose Owner Died of COVID19 Gets Adopted

53-Year Old Tortoise Whose Owner Died of COVID19 Gets Adopted

Ms. Jennifer had celebrated her 53rd birthday when she was adopted. [...]
Malaysian Man Removes Sardine Can Stuck On Monitor Lizard's Nose

Malaysian Man Removes Sardine Can Stuck On Monitor Lizard's Nose

After four attempts the man was successful in removing the can from the lizard's nose. [...]
New Frog Species Discovered In Madagascar

New Frog Species Discovered In Madagascar

The amphibian is known to exist in just three degraded forest patches. [...]
Researchers See Steady But Still Troublesome Decline In Reptile Poaching In Pakistan

Researchers See Steady But Still Troublesome Decline In Reptile Poaching In Pakistan

Poaching in the country is mostly undocumented and accurate data is difficult to acquire [...]
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