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Forum: Herps In The News 02-09-2018, 04:10 PM
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Snacking snakes act as ‘ecosystem engineers’ in seed dispersal

Despite the bad rap snakes often get, they are more central to ecology than most people realize. New research reveals that snakes might even play a key role in dispersing plant seeds.



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Forum: Herps In The News 02-09-2018, 12:30 PM
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Views: 1,401
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Cool Snake - Warmth-loving Grass Snake survived the Ice Age in Central Europe

Using genetic analyses, scientists have discovered that not all Grass Snakes retreated to warm southern refugia during the last Central European Ice Age. They offer first evidence for the survival of...
Forum: Herps In The News 02-07-2018, 04:40 PM
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Views: 1,331
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Who's your daddy? Good news for threatened sea turtles

A groundbreaking study of sea turtle nests and hatchlings using paternity tests to uncover 'who are your daddies?' is the first to document multiple paternity in loggerhead sea turtle nests in...
Forum: Herps In The News 02-01-2018, 11:00 AM
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Views: 1,533
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Slow but steady: New study sheds light on the brain evolution of turtles

A new study shows that the brain of turtles has evolved slowly, but constantly over the last 210 million years, eventually reaching a variety in form and complexity, which rivals that of other animal...
Forum: Herps In The News 01-25-2018, 05:00 PM
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Views: 1,643
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Ecologist unearths the foothill yellow-legged frog's past in order to inform its futu

Once abundant in Southern California, the foothill yellow-legged frog inexplicably vanished from the region sometime between the late 1960s and early 1970s. The reasons behind its rapid extirpation...
Forum: Herps In The News 01-25-2018, 03:00 PM
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Views: 1,698
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Swaths of Asia inhabited by surprisingly related 'Lizards of the Lost Arcs'

A varied collection of lizards throughout Asia are unexpectedly close cousins of beach-dwelling mourning geckos, all descended from a common ancestor species that thrived along an ancient archipelago...
Forum: Herps In The News 01-25-2018, 12:00 PM
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Views: 1,573
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The origin of snakes: New evolutionary scenario

The early evolution of snakes happened from surface-terrestrial to burrowing in the lizard-snake transition suggests a research group.



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Forum: Herps In The News 01-22-2018, 10:20 AM
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Views: 1,721
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Sea turtle crisis: Moisture, not just heat impacts sex of sea turtle hatchlings

Male sea turtles are disappearing and not just in Australia. Researchers found that 97 to 100 percent of hatchlings in southeast Florida have been female since 2002. They are the first to show why...
Forum: Herps In The News 01-16-2018, 04:00 PM
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Views: 2,440
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Named after Stanley Kubrick, a new species of frog is a 'clockwork orange' of nature

Two new frog species were discovered in the Amazon Basin. Both had been previously misidentified as another superficially identical species. One of them received a name translating to 'demon' or...
Forum: Herps In The News 01-12-2018, 03:00 PM
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Views: 1,504
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Expert unlocks mechanics of how snakes move in a straight line

Biologists are studying the mechanics of snake movement to understand exactly how they can propel themselves forward like a train through a tunnel.



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Forum: Herps In The News 01-11-2018, 11:00 AM
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Views: 1,372
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Rising temperatures turning major sea turtle population female

Scientists have used a new research approach to show that warming temperatures are turning one of the world's largest sea turtle colonies almost entirely female, running the risk that the colony...
Forum: Herps In The News 01-10-2018, 03:00 PM
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Views: 1,228
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Frogs reveal mechanism that determines viability of hybrids

Why are some hybrids viable and others not? It is known that this depends on the father species and the mother species. New research in two related frog species shows the influence of mother and...
Forum: Herps In The News 12-18-2017, 01:20 PM
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Views: 1,863
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The incredible journey of the first African tortoise that arrived in Europe

About 95 million years ago, a river turtle adapted to marine environments and made an extraordinary migration from the ancient continent of Gondwana, which grouped what is now Africa and South...
Forum: Herps In The News 12-14-2017, 01:00 PM
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Views: 1,532
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Lizards of Oz take toll on turtle eggs

Goannas have overtaken foxes as the number one predator of the endangered loggerhead turtle at its second largest Queensland nesting beach. A new study has found that since feral red foxes were...
Forum: Herps In The News 12-06-2017, 06:30 PM
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Views: 1,736
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Satellite tracking provides clues about South Atlantic sea turtles' 'lost years'

Biologists have been tracking the movements of sea turtle yearlings in the South Atlantic Ocean, and have come up with some surprising results.



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Forum: Herps In The News 12-06-2017, 03:30 PM
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Views: 1,652
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A South American amphibian could potentially hold the key to curing cirrhosis

The unique liver function of a South American amphibian, Siphonops annulatus, could pave the way to finding a cure to the devastating liver condition cirrhosis, according to a new study.


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Forum: Herps In The News 12-06-2017, 10:10 AM
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Views: 1,530
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Recently discovered fossil shows transition of a reptile from life on land to life in

Using modern research tools on a 155-million-year-old reptile fossil, scientists report they have filled in some important clues to the evolution of animals that once roamed land and transitioned to...
Forum: Herps In The News 12-05-2017, 06:20 PM
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Views: 1,899
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Dahl's toad-headed turtle threatened by fragmented habitat, shrinking populations

A recent study shows that the Dahl's Toad-headed Turtle (Mesoclemmys dahli), a rare reptile found only in Colombia, is threatened with extinction due to alarmingly small and fragmented populations...
Forum: Herps In The News 12-05-2017, 04:10 PM
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Views: 1,864
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Girls will be boys: Sex reversal in dragon lizards

One of Australia's iconic lizard species is hiding a secret -- female central bearded dragon embryos temporarily grow the lizard equivalent of a penis during development. Researchers made the...
Forum: Herps In The News 12-05-2017, 10:10 AM
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Views: 1,730
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Important foraging hotspots for loggerhead turtle rookery identified

Sea turtles are what they eat -- but where they eat may be even more important. Females who eat in southern areas tend to have more offspring.



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Forum: Herps In The News 11-29-2017, 03:00 PM
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Views: 1,831
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Why are there no sea snakes in the Atlantic?

There is a glaring gap in sea snakes' near-global distribution: the Atlantic Ocean. Biologists chalk up the absence of sea snakes in the Atlantic to geography, climate and timing.



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Forum: Herps In The News 11-29-2017, 10:00 AM
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Views: 2,235
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Invasive frogs give invasive birds a boost in Hawaii

Puerto Rican coqui frogs were accidentally introduced to Hawaii in the 1980s, and today there are as many as 91,000 frogs per hectare in some locations. What does that mean for native wildlife?...
Forum: Herps In The News 11-24-2017, 11:00 AM
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Views: 998
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150 years of snake collections: Data bank proves rich snake diversity in the neotropi

An extensive database constructed for snakes of the American tropics has now been released by researchers. This database is made up of museum collections from the past 150 years and demonstrates that...
Forum: Herps In The News 11-21-2017, 02:20 PM
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Views: 742
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Turtles and technology advance understanding of lung abnormality

A study of an unusual snapping turtle with one lung found shared characteristics with humans born with one lung who survive beyond infancy. New digital 3-D anatomical models made the detailed...
Forum: Herps In The News 11-14-2017, 04:10 PM
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Views: 1,260
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Combating devastating amphibian disease

Amphibian chytridiomycosis, caused by infection with the Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis fungus, is the most devastating vertebrate disease on record.



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