Latest Monitor lizard Stories

2011-05-20 12:16:32

Until a recent discovery, theories about the origins and evolutionary relationships of snakes barely had a leg to stand on.Genetic studies suggest that snakes are related to monitor lizards and iguanas, while their anatomy points to amphisbaenians ("worm lizards"), a group of burrowing lizards with snake-like bodies. The debate has been unresolved--until now. The recent discovery by researchers from the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Museum fr Naturkunde Berlin, Germany of a tiny,...

2011-03-22 10:15:00

Surabaya zoo keepers became aware of three missing baby Komodo dragons on February 28, however, they did not report this to zoo management until March 5. Komodos are unique to a small group of eastern Indonesian islands and are the world's largest monitor lizard. They are known to be dangerous and can grow up to three meters (10 feet) long and weigh up to 140 kilograms (310 pounds). The missing Komodos measure 50 centimeters (20 inches) to a meter long, reported AFP. "We're worried if the...

2009-11-16 13:00:00

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., Nov. 16 /PRNewswire/ -- Details, a Steelcase company, announced today the availability of Eyesite(TM), an innovative flat panel monitor arm that supports single and multiple flat panel displays. (Photo: http://www.newscom.com/cgi-bin/prnh/20091116/DE11797 ) Eyesite was developed based on extensive research over two years. Details worked with IDEO, a global design and innovation consulting firm, to conduct user interviews and observational research aimed at...

2009-08-26 13:11:24

Authorities in Florida say a carnivorous lizard measuring 4 feet long was captured near a busy intersection by an off-duty firefighter. Brevard County Animal Services Capt. Bob Brown said the firefighter captured the monitor on a busy Melbourne street about 11 a.m. Tuesday and took it to a nearby pet store, Florida Today reported Wednesday. Brown said his department does not receive many calls about monitors. We have one or two calls a year about monitors that get out or push the top off a...

2008-10-08 09:00:35

Santos, engaged in the production, transportation and marketing of hydrocarbons, has secured a new gas supply contract with Moly Metals Australia for its Spinifex Ridge molybdenum and copper mine located in the Pilbara region of Western Australia. Under the contract, Santos will supply approximately 33 petajoules of gas over six years commencing in mid-2010. The gas will be supplied from the offshore John Brookes gas field, processed at the East Spar gas processing facilities on the Varanus...

2008-09-22 09:00:30

The water has gone down enough on one New Hampshire lake to allow boaters to speed up again. Because of heavy rain, the state Marine Patrol had issued a no- wake order last week for Silver Lake, which is in Belmont and Tilton. The order is required by law whenever the water reaches 467 feet above sea level. By yesterday, the water was a few inches lower than that, so the order was lifted. Originally published by Monitor staff. (c) 2008 Concord Monitor. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All...

2008-09-05 00:00:12

By Kathy Marks THE KOMODO dragon, a giant carnivorous lizard that feasts on water buffalo and occasionally even attacks humans, is disappearing from its limited habitat, zoologists have warned. The dragons, which grow to 10ft long and weigh as much as 26st, are found only on Komodo and a handful of neighbouring islands in central Indonesia. Already endangered, their numbers are dwindling as a result of habitat destruction and hunting of their prey. An expedition by Indonesian and...

2008-08-22 09:00:30

ROAST BEEF SUPPER: Trinity Episcopal Church on Route 25 will host an all-you-can-eat roast beef supper tomorrow from 5 to 7 p.m. The cost is $10, $25 per family. For tickets, call 279-6689 or log on to trinitymeredith.org. Originally published by Monitor staff. (c) 2008 Concord Monitor. Provided by ProQuest LLC. All rights Reserved.

2008-06-23 00:00:23

PERTH, Australia, June 23 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Apache Northwest Pty Ltd, a subsidiary of Apache Corporation , said today it has completed an initial assessment of damage at its Varanus Island processing hub and a timetable for restoring production. "Our estimated timetable is to restore gross production at a rate of 180 million cubic feet (MMcf) of natural gas per day (200 Tj per day) through the East Spar Joint Venture processing facilities by Aug. 15, ramping up to 315 MMcf (350 Tj)...

Latest Monitor lizard Reference Libraries

2007-01-02 11:41:40

The Beaded Lizard or Mexican Beaded Lizard, Heloderma horridum, is a venomous lizard found in Mexico and the southern United States. Adult Mexican Beaded Lizards range from 13 to 18 inches in length. Until recently, the beaded lizard and the Gila Monster were the only two lizards known to be venomous. Research showed that some iguanas and monitors are also venomous. The beaded lizards' venom is similar to that of some snakes (e.g. the western diamondback rattler).

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Word of the Day
  • Like a worm in form or movement; vermiform; tortuous or sinuous; also, writhing or wriggling.
  • Like the track or trace of a worm; appearing as if worm-eaten; vermiculate.
  • Marked with fine, close-set, wavy or tortuous lines of color; vermiculated.
  • A form of rusticated masonry which is so wrought as to appear thickly indented with worm-tracks.
This word ultimately comes from the Latin 'vermis,' worm.