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Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Physics of snakeskin sheds light on sidewinding

Sidewinders' bellies are studded with tiny pits and have few, if any, of the tiny spikes found on the bellies of other snakes. The discovery includes a mathematical model linking these distinct...
Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Exploration of toxic Tiger Rattlesnake venom advances use of genetic science techniqu

A team of researchers has decoded the genome of the Tiger Rattlesnake, which has venom 40 times more toxic than that of Eastern Diamondback Rattlesnakes, the largest venomous snake in North America. ...
Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Glass frogs living near roaring waterfalls wave hello to attract mates

A conservationist has discovered that the glass frog Sachatamia orejuela can be added to the list of species that make use of visual cues in response to their acoustic environments. This is the first...
Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Snakes evolve a magnetic way to be resistant to venom

Certain snakes have evolved a unique genetic trick to avoid being eaten by venomous snakes, according to new research. The technique works in a manner similar to the way two sides of a magnet repel...
Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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This tree snake climbs with a lasso-like motion

Researchers have discovered that invasive brown tree snakes living on Guam can get around in a way that had never been seen before. The discovery of the snake's lasso-like locomotion for climbing...
Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Rising lizard temperatures may change predator-prey relationship with snakes

Researchers have discovered that predation by snakes is pushing lizards to be active at warmer body temperatures on islands where snakes are present, in comparison to islands free from snakes. The...
Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Remarkable new species of snake found hidden in a biodiversity collection

The newly described Waray Dwarf Burrowing Snake is pretty great at hiding. In its native habitat, Samar and Leyte islands in the Philippines, the snake spends most of its time burrowing underground,...
Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Satellite tracking finds turtle foraging areas in Australia's north-west

Marine scientists have mapped previously unknown foraging grounds and migratory routes of Western Australia's green turtles to support conservation of the iconic threatened species.



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Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Beavers may help amphibians threatened by climate change

A study of pond sites in the Cascades found greater amphibian diversity in sites with beaver damns. Red-legged frogs and northwestern salamanders, which develop more slowly, were detected almost...
Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Amphibian die-offs worsened malaria outbreaks in Central America

The global collapse of frogs and other amphibians due to the amphibian chytrid fungus exacerbated malaria outbreaks in Costa Rica and Panama during the 1990s and 2000s, according to new research. The...
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Flashy lizards are more attractive to mates and to predators

In the lizard world, flashy colors attract the interest of females looking for mates. But they can make colorful males desirable to other eyes, too -- as lunch, according to new research.


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Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Not just lizards: Alligators can regrow their tails too, new study reveals

Scientists have discovered that young alligators have the ability to regrow their tails up to three-quarters of a foot -- about 18 percent of their total body length. The researchers speculate that...
Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Earliest example of a rapid-fire tongue found in 'weird and wonderful' extinct amphib

Fossils of bizarre, armored amphibians known as albanerpetontids provide the oldest evidence of a slingshot-style tongue, a new study shows.



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Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Lizard skull fossil is new and 'perplexing' extinct species

A new species of extinct lizard, Kopidosaurus perplexus, has just been described. The first part of the name references the lizard's distinct teeth; a 'kopis' is a curved blade used in ancient...
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Sea turtle nesting season winding down in Florida, some numbers are up and it's unexp

Florida's sea turtle nesting surveying comes to a close on Halloween and like everything else in 2020, the season was a bit weird. The number of green sea turtle nests on central and southern Brevard...
Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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How do snakes 'see' in the dark? Researchers have an answer

Certain species of snake -- think pit vipers, boa constrictors and pythons, among others -- are able to find and capture prey with uncanny accuracy, even in total darkness. Now scientists have...
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What cold lizards in Miami can tell us about climate change resilience

When temperatures go below a critical limit, sleeping lizards lose their grip and fall out of trees. But when researchers collected the scaled survivors of a record cold snap, they discovered that a...
Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Mystery over decline in sea turtle sightings

The number of sea turtles spotted along the coasts of the UK and Ireland has declined in recent years, researchers say.



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Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Primates aren't quite frogs

Researchers have demonstrated the 'spinal motor module hypothesis' in the primate arm, opening a new pathway for recovery after disease or injury.



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Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Study finds fungal disease of snakes in 19 states, Puerto Rico

Researchers surveyed for an infection caused by an emerging fungal pathogen that afflicts snakes. The research effort found infected snakes in 19 states and Puerto Rico, demonstrating that the fungus...
Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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New study rebuts 75-year-old belief in reptile evolution

A statistical analysis of that vast database is helping scientists better understand the evolution of these cold-blooded vertebrates by contradicting a widely held theory that major transitions in...
Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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New study reveals how reptiles divided up the spoils in ancient seas

While dinosaurs ruled the land in the Mesozoic, the oceans were filled by predators such as crocodiles and giant lizards, but also entirely extinct groups such as ichthyosaurs and plesiosaurs. Now...
Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Jaws of death: Paleontologist renames giant, prehistoric marine lizard

Paleontologists describe a new genus of mosasaur, Gnathomortis stadtmani, a marine lizard that roamed the oceans of North America toward the end of the Age of Dinosaurs.



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Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Lost frogs rediscovered with environmental DNA

Scientists have detected signs of a frog listed extinct and not seen since 1968, using an innovative technique to locate declining and missing species in two regions of Brazil.



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Forum: Herps In The News 02-03-2021, 01:30 PM
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Do big tadpoles turn into big frogs? It's complicated

Researchers studied the evolution of the body sizes of frogs and their tadpoles. They found that the two life stages do not evolve completely independently of each other as previously thought.


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