Category: More Reptile Reading

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Two-Headed Wolf Snake Caught On Video, Released Back Into Forest

Two-Headed Wolf Snake Caught On Video, Released Back Into Forest

The non-venomous wolf snake looks like the venomous common krait. [...]
Researchers Euthanize Northern Curly-Tailed Lizard With Massive Fecal Impaction

Researchers Euthanize Northern Curly-Tailed Lizard With Massive Fecal Impaction

The female lizard was found in Cocoa Beach, FL with a visibly distended abdomen. [...]
Check Out Robert Irwin’s Lockdown Buddy!

Check Out Robert Irwin’s Lockdown Buddy!

Robert Irwin and Igloo stop for a photo during self-isolation. [...]
USFWS Again To Consider Dunes Sagebrush Lizard As Endangered Species

USFWS Again To Consider Dunes Sagebrush Lizard As Endangered Species

The lizard was once considered a candidate for ESA protections but a failed scheme put forth by the state of Texas has the USFWS again considering it. [...]
Five-Lined Skink Discovered In Rhode Island

Five-Lined Skink Discovered In Rhode Island

Plestidon fasciatus is not native to the state, but could be the result of range extension. [...]
Researchers Describe New Mata Mata Turtle Species

Researchers Describe New Mata Mata Turtle Species

The turtles diverged during the Miocene period, about 13 million years ago. [...]
Narrow-headed And Northern Mexican Garter Snakes To Receive Critical Habitat

Narrow-headed And Northern Mexican Garter Snakes To Receive Critical Habitat

The Trump Administration was sued last winter for failing to protect the two snake species. [...]
First Frog Fossil From Antarctica Discovered

First Frog Fossil From Antarctica Discovered

The fossil represents the first helmeted from the Antarctic. [...]
COVID-19 Lockdowns Beneficial To Nesting Sea Turtles

COVID-19 Lockdowns Beneficial To Nesting Sea Turtles

The effects of stay at home orders are having beneficial effects for sea turtle nestings as beaches become devoid of human life. [...]

New Species Of Wood Snake Discovered In India

Researchers Sandeep Das and K.P. Rajkumar discovered the Anamalai wood snake while surveying India’s Kerala Eravikulam National Park. [...]
How Is Your Relationship With Your Pets During COVID-19 Pandemic?

How Is Your Relationship With Your Pets During COVID-19 Pandemic?

The University of Florida is conducting a study on how people interact with their pets during times of crisis such as what is going on around the worl [...]
Social Distancing Helps Salamanders Reduce Rate Of Bsal Transmission

Social Distancing Helps Salamanders Reduce Rate Of Bsal Transmission

A higher population density of eastern newts increased the rate of Bsal transmission. [...]
Researchers Discover And Describe New Gecko Species From Cambodia

Researchers Discover And Describe New Gecko Species From Cambodia

The bent-toed gecko (Cyrtodactylus phnomchiensis) was found in Cambodia’s Prey Lang Wildlife Sanctuary. [...]
Puerto Rico’s Coquí Frog Is Oldest Frog In Caribbean

Puerto Rico’s Coquí Frog Is Oldest Frog In Caribbean

The fossil was found by Jorge Velez-Juarbe, associate curator of marine mammals at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. [...]
During COVID-19 Lockdown, South American River Turtle At Emperor Valley Zoo Lays Eggs On Land

During COVID-19 Lockdown, South American River Turtle At Emperor Valley Zoo Lays Eggs On Land

Zookeepers believe because of the lack of noise due to the lockdown, the turtle laid her eggs on land instead of water. [...]
Texas Horned Lizard Subject Of Conservation Study By U. Of Texas Master’s Student

Texas Horned Lizard Subject Of Conservation Study By U. Of Texas Master’s Student

If you live in Texas and wish to get involved with Killian's study, visit the iNaturalist website and check the Texas horned lizard project of south T [...]
Three-toed Skink’s Ability To Give Birth And Lay Eggs May Signal Evolutionary Shift

Three-toed Skink’s Ability To Give Birth And Lay Eggs May Signal Evolutionary Shift

The three-toed skink (Saiphos equalis), may be in the midst of an evolutionary shift between being an egg-layer and a livebearer. [...]
Due to COVID-19 Lockdown, Satellite-Tracking Equipped Juvenile Green Sea Turtles Released By USCG

Due to COVID-19 Lockdown, Satellite-Tracking Equipped Juvenile Green Sea Turtles Released By USCG

Three six-month-old green sea turtle outfitted with satellite tracker were released by the U.S. Coast Guard. [...]
New Species Of Dragon Lizard Discovered In Southern Africa

New Species Of Dragon Lizard Discovered In Southern Africa

Smaug swazicus, or Swazi dragon lizard grows up to 13 inches from snout to the tip of its tail [...]
Colorful New Egg-Eating Snake Species Discovered In Sri Lanka

Colorful New Egg-Eating Snake Species Discovered In Sri Lanka

Dryocalamus chithrasekarai, or Chithrasekara’s bridle snake, is black or brown and white in coloration. [...]
California Desert Tortoise Needs Stronger Protections, Conservation Group Says

California Desert Tortoise Needs Stronger Protections, Conservation Group Says

It is speculated that there are more desert tortoises in captivity than in the wild. [...]
Snake Venom Evolved To Subdue Prey Rather Than For Protection, Study Says

Snake Venom Evolved To Subdue Prey Rather Than For Protection, Study Says

Spitting cobras seem to be the only exception and use venom as a defense mechanism. [...]
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