Latest Herpetology Stories
Sexing a steg from a fossil, with all its fleshy bits long gone, seems like a tough task. However, undergrad Evan Saitta has found the first convincing evidence for sexual differences in any dinosaur species.
The authors of an article published in the new issue of the journal Phycologia investigate the possibility of environmental symbiont acquisition on yellow spotted salamanders and their symbionts,
Large Loggerhead Sea Turtles Released off the Coast of Charleston Charleston, S.C.
Color and pattern change upon maturation is not uncommon among numerous animals.
Thanks to the exotic pet trade, Burmese pythons have invaded Florida’s Everglades and it turns out – they have developed a taste for area rabbits. According to a new study published in Proceedings of the Royal Society B, the python has become the main predator of marsh rabbits.
Last year, British explorer Levison Wood attempted to become the first person in history to walk the entire length of the River Nile, an expedition which would take nine months, seven million steps and masses of physical and mental endurance to deal with the challenges thrown at him by nature and humanity along the world’s longest river.
One of the Largest Reptiles in the World Successfully Treated at South Carolina Aquarium Charleston, S.C.
500-Pound Leatherback Sea Turtle Receiving Treatment at South Carolina Aquarium Charleston, S.C.
More than one dozen alligators will thrill visitors at the Tennessee Aquarium in downtown Chattanooga.
Rehabilitation at the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital Saves Four Kemps Ridley Sea Turtles Charleston, S.C.
The Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica, is a species of frog belonging to the Dendrobatidae family. It’s located in Colombia and Ecuador. The natural habitat is tropical and subtropical moist lowland forests. It’s threatened by habitat loss. It is listed as Near Threatened on the IUCN Red List although this species is still relatively widely distributed. It has declined seriously within Ecuador and its overall status is of concern. It is about 0.5 to 0. Inches long and weighs about 1 to...
The Wood Frog (Rana sylvatica) has a broad distribution over North America, stretching from the southern Appalachians to the boreal forest with several notable disjunct populations including lowland eastern North Carolina. This frog has garnered attention by biologist over the last century due to its freeze tolerance, relatively great degree of terrestrialism, interesting habitat associations, and relatively long-range movements. The wood frog is the state amphibian of New York. Similar to...
The Common Frog (Rana temporaria), known also as the European Common Frog or the European Common Brown Frog, is located throughout much of Europe as far north as well north of the Arctic Circle in Scandinavia and as far east as the Urals, except for the majority of Iberia, southern Italy, and the southern Balkans. The farthest west it can be found is Ireland, where it has long been considered erroneously to be an entirely introduced species. These frogs measure about 2.4 to 3.5 inches and...
The Pickerel Frog (Rana palustris) is a North American frog of small size, characterized by the appearance of seemingly “hand-drawn” squares on its dorsal surface. These rectangular spots of the pickerel frog may blend together to create a long rectangle along the back. All Leopard Frogs have circular shaped spots. Additionally, pickerel frogs have prominent dorsolateral ridges that are unbroken. Another significant distinguishing mark is the orange or yellow flash pattern found on the...
The Columbia Spotted Frog (Rana luteiventris) is a North American species of frog. It’s green to brown in coloration with spots on the dorsal surface. The belly and the upper lip are white. Individuals can be distinguished from other Rana species by their shorter back legs, upturned eyes, and narrow snout. Since they spend the majority of their time within the water, they also have more webbing in their hind feet than similar species. Although they are not threatened, the animal has been...
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