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burmese pythons
2015-03-20 16:59:33

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.

Levison Wood
2015-03-17 18:52:14

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.

2015-03-12 23:00:31

One of the Largest Reptiles in the World Successfully Treated at South Carolina Aquarium Charleston, S.C.

2015-03-09 23:00:27

500-Pound Leatherback Sea Turtle Receiving Treatment at South Carolina Aquarium Charleston, S.C.

2015-03-08 23:01:30

More than one dozen alligators will thrill visitors at the Tennessee Aquarium in downtown Chattanooga.

2015-03-06 23:01:25

Rehabilitation at the South Carolina Aquarium Sea Turtle Hospital Saves Four Kemps Ridley Sea Turtles Charleston, S.C.

ancient crocodilian species
2015-02-26 11:59:22

Researchers from the American Museum of Natural History and the Museum of Natural History in Lima, Peru have unearthed an incredible group of seven-different ancient crocodile species in what the western Amazon region of what is now northeastern Peru.

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2015-02-11 11:58:37

A recent study shows that crocodiles just want to have fun and let their hair down every once in awhile.

2015-02-09 23:00:45

Six Sea Turtles Set to Return to the Atlantic Ocean February 10 Charleston, S.C.

gray ratsnake
2015-01-22 10:06:57

Over the weekend, a Lowe's customer in Mississippi was bitten by a snake on a store rack. Resident snake expert breaks down what breed of snake this probably was, and if people should actually be afraid. (Hint: They shouldn't.)


Latest Herpetology Reference Libraries

Diablito, Oophaga Sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:51:52

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...

Wood Frog, Rana sylvatica
2014-11-18 13:48:48

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...

Common Frog, Rana temporaria
2014-11-18 12:09:00

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...

Pickerel Frog, Rana palustris
2014-11-18 11:25:03

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...

Columbia Spotted Frog, Rana luteiventris
2014-11-05 12:27:54

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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