Tag: reptiles

Interview With Herpetologist and Author Dick Bartlett

Interview With Herpetologist and Author Dick Bartlett

In the 1990s, during the heyday of printed herp care publications in the U.S., Dick’s name was a staple on the bookshelves and in magazines. Together [...]
Researchers Find New Jurassic Pterosaur Species Dubbed Largest Of Its Kind

Researchers Find New Jurassic Pterosaur Species Dubbed Largest Of Its Kind

The bones the researchers found are preserved in three dimensions and the reptile is about 170 million years old. [...]
Does Your State Offer A Reptile-Themed License Plate?

Does Your State Offer A Reptile-Themed License Plate?

Does your state have a reptile-themed license plate? Well if you live in West Virginia, the state released a new plate featuring an image of an Easter [...]
New Restrictions Proposed On Box Turtles, Native Herps In Virginia

New Restrictions Proposed On Box Turtles, Native Herps In Virginia

The Virginia Department of Wildlife Resources has proposed new restrictions on the keeping of native reptiles and amphibians, and would ban the keepin [...]
Reptilian Nation Expo In San Diego Sees Many Reptile Lovers

Reptilian Nation Expo In San Diego Sees Many Reptile Lovers

[gtx_gallery] At the Reptilian Nation Expo in San Diego this past weekend, attendance was so large on Saturday, the expo staff had to limit those c [...]
Illegal Trade Of Philippine Monitor Lizards Aided By Facebook

Illegal Trade Of Philippine Monitor Lizards Aided By Facebook

Facebook continues to be the main tool for the illegal selling of monitor lizards in the Philippines, according to a report by TRAFFIC, an organizatio [...]
Three Ball Pythons Abandoned In Pennsylvania Town

Three Ball Pythons Abandoned In Pennsylvania Town

Police in Middletown Township, PA were called to a residence in Levittown after a four foot long ball python was found in a man's garage. And after po [...]
The 20 Most Imperiled Australian Reptiles Predicted to Disappear By 2040

The 20 Most Imperiled Australian Reptiles Predicted to Disappear By 2040

Researchers in Australia have released a list of reptiles that they say will disappear in just 20 years if no action is taken to protect them. The rep [...]

Gopher Tortoise Conservation Plan Updated And Announced By USDA

The United States Department of Agriculture's Natural Resources Conservation Service will continue its conservation efforts of the gopher tortoise (Go [...]
<em>Atheris hetfieldi</em>, A New African Bush Viper Named After Metallica Frontman James Hetfield

Atheris hetfieldi, A New African Bush Viper Named After Metallica Frontman James Hetfield

Researchers Dr. Luis Ceriaco and Mariana Marques are such big fans of Metallica, that the scientists named an African bush viper after James Hetfield, [...]
Photographer’s 2021 Calendar To Benefit Global Snakebite Initiative, RFDS

Photographer’s 2021 Calendar To Benefit Global Snakebite Initiative, RFDS

Australian herp photographer Ross McGibbon announced that his 2021 reptile calendar will benefit the Global Snakebite Initiative and Royal Flying Doct [...]
Two-Headed Russell’s Viper Found In India

Two-Headed Russell’s Viper Found In India

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 Maharasht [...]
Sonoran Desert Tortoise Under Consideration For ESA Protections, Again

Sonoran Desert Tortoise Under Consideration For ESA Protections, Again

The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service in 2015 decided against protecting the Sonoran desert tortoise (Gopherus morafkai) under the Endangered Species Act [...]
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 [...]
Australian Lizards Illegally Bound For China Intercepted By Australian Authorities

Australian Lizards Illegally Bound For China Intercepted By Australian Authorities

Australian postal workers who couldn’t explain abnormal shadows in x-ray scans of rice cookers, called the Queensland Parks and Wildlife Service for a [...]
Florida Bill Would Ban Sale And Possession of Tegus and Green Iguanas

Florida Bill Would Ban Sale And Possession of Tegus and Green Iguanas

The bill, if signed into law, would affect thousands of jobs in a $100-million-a-year business. [...]
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