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2010-07-30 12:46:28

The 318-million-year-old reptile footprints were found in sea-cliffs on the Bay of Fundy, New Brunswick, Canada.

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2010-05-26 14:05:00

Michael Lacoste, the heir of the French clothing giant known for its iconic crocodile logo, traveled to Colombia recently to meet with an endangered baby Orinoco crocodile that was raised in captivity.

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2010-05-20 12:41:40

One type of turtle possesses an extraordinary organ that lets the reptile breathe underwater and stay submerged for many months.

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2010-05-18 11:29:38

New fossil material redefines Azendohsaurus as a peculiar early reptile.

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2010-05-13 14:15:00

20 percent of all lizard species could be extinct by 2080, researchers say.

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2010-04-07 05:35:00

Biologists have discovered a previously unknown monitor lizard in the Philippines--a cousin to the Komodo Dragon that is more than six feet long and has a double penis.

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2010-03-15 14:30:00

Scientists reported on Sunday that some snakes can detect the faint body heat from prey three feet away with enough precision and speed to hunt in the dark.

2010-03-04 04:00:00

IRVINE, Calif., March 4 /PRNewswire/ -- ReptileChannel.com and Zoo Med Laboratories announce the launch of the Virtual Reptile Show, an interactive online reptile event for reptiles and their owners.

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2010-02-10 06:47:00

Reptiles are bred in captivity primarily for their skins, but some restaurants and population groups also want them for their meat.

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2010-01-15 10:45:12

Scientists have discovered that air flows in one direction as it loops through the lungs of alligators, just as it does in birds.


Latest Reptile Reference Libraries

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2007-04-15 20:58:50

The Brown Basilisk or Striped Basilisk, Basiliscus vittatus, is a species of lizard native to Central America, but have been introduced into the wild in the U.S. state of Florida. They are also called the common basilisk and, the "Jesus Lizard" because when it flees from predators it runs very fast and can even run on top of water. Basilisks actually have large hind feet with flaps of skin between each toe. The fact that they move quickly across the water, aided by their web-like feet,...

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2007-02-12 21:53:31

The Diamondback Terrapin, Malaclemys terrapin, is a species of turtle native to the brackish coastal swamps of the eastern and southern United States. They are found from as far north as Cape Cod, Massachusetts to as far south as Corpus Christi, Texas. The species is named for the diamond pattern on top of its shell, but the pattern and coloration varies greatly by species. The coloring of the shell can vary from browns to grays, and their body color can be gray, brown, yellow, or white....

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2007-01-23 14:56:02

The Spectacled Caiman, Caiman crocodilus, is a crocodilian reptile found in much of Central and South America. It lives in a range of lowland wetland and river habitat and can tolerate salt water as well as fresh. Due to this adaptable behavior, it is the most common species of caiman. Males of this species are between 6 and 8.2 feet long, while females are smaller, usually around 4 and a half feet long. The species' common name comes from the bony ridge between the eyes, which give the...

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2007-01-02 11:35:55

The Perentie is the largest monitor lizard native to Australia. They are found west of the Great Dividing Range in the arid regions of Australia. They are not a common sight and can usually escape detection before it has a chance to be seen. An adult Perentie can grow up to 8 feet long although its average size is 5.5 to 6.5 feet long. It is likely the third largest lizard on earth, after the Komodo Dragon, and the Water Monitor. Crocodile Monitors rival the Perentie in being the third...

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2005-06-15 17:26:29

The Komodo Dragon (Varanus komodoensis) is the largest lizard in the world, growing to a length of about 10 feet (3 meters) and weighing between 175 to 310 lb (80 and 140 kg). It is a member of the monitor lizard family, Varanidae. Dragons have keen senses and are considered among the most intelligent living reptiles. They are carnivorous, hunting live prey with a stealthy approach followed by a sudden short charge (they can run briefly at speeds up to 20 km/h). They have a strong bite...

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megalophonous
  • Having a loud voice; vociferous; clamorous.
  • Of grand or imposing sound.
The word 'megalophonous' comes from Greek roots meaning 'big' and 'sound'.