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Archive for September, 2013


   Sep 30

A Lizard That Slithers

By Herp News Scientists have identified four distinct species of legless lizards in California. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (248) Zoo Med Aspen Snake Bedding, 24 Quarts by Zoo Med (248) Buy new: $21.48 $10.79 24 used & new from $10.79 #1 Preferred snake bedding by professional herpetoculturists worldwide. Provides a […]

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   Sep 30

African manatee hanging on in Cameroon

By Herp News In the Lower Basin of the Sanaga River in Cameroon, near Lake Ossa and the Douala-Edea National Parks, manatees swim and float about like round, potato-shaped mermaids. This region is home to the West African manatee (Trichechus senegalensis), an aquatic mammal facing a decline in population. Classed as Vulnerable by the IUCN […]

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   Sep 30

Camera-traps reveal surprising mammals at remote site in Honduras (photos)

By Herp News A camera trap survey along the Sikre River in Honduras has discovered that the region is home to a menagerie of rare mammals, including giant anteaters. The survey, published in mongabay.com’s open access journal, Tropical Conservation Science, recorded five cat species in 70 square kilometers. Go to Source …read more Read more […]

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   Sep 30

Wildlife drones could revolutionize aerial surveys of animal populations

By Herp News In open areas, like the African savannah, scientists often estimate wildlife populations through manned aerial surveys. However a new study in mongabay.com’s open access journal argues that using small drones may be more cost-effective, safer, and capable of reaching more remote areas. Researchers tested the accuracy of drone counts in Bazinga Game […]

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   Sep 30

New prioritization for Brazil’s threatened mammals pushes little known primates and rodents to the top

By Herp News Scientists have applied a species prioritization scheme to Brazil’s diverse mammals to deduce which species should become the focus of conservation efforts over the next few years in a new paper published in mongabay.com’s open-access journal Tropical Conservation Science. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (248) Zoo Med Aspen […]

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   Sep 30

Samburu’s lions: how the big cats could make a comeback in Kenya

By Herp News In 2009 conservationists estimated that less than 2,000 lions survive in Kenya, a drop of 26 percent in just seven years. In addition, the East Africa country continues to hemorrhage lions: around a hundred a year. Poaching, poisoning, and large-scale habitat loss has put lions on the defensive across Africa, but even […]

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   Sep 30

Struck by Turtle: Anticipating a New Healthcare Billing System

By Herp News “I went to medical school to care for patients, not to fill out forms.”         Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (248) Zoo Med Aspen Snake Bedding, 24 Quarts by Zoo Med (248) Buy new: $21.48 $10.79 24 used & new from $10.79 #1 Preferred snake […]

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   Sep 30

Herp Video of the Week: Egyptian Uromastyx!

Check out this video “Egyptian Uromastyx,” submitted by kingsnake.com user stingray. Submit your own reptile & amphibian videos at http://www.kingsnake.com/video/ and you could see them featured here or check out all the videos submitted by other users! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (700) Penn Plax Large Turtle Pier For Use In and Out […]

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   Sep 28

Native and non-native reptiles feeling the stress of Colorado floods

By Herp News As executive director of the Colorado Reptile Humane Society, Ann-Elizabeth Nash hears some odd stories, but the post-flood call that began “I've got this black and yellow lizard in our window well” topped most of them. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (686) Zoo Med Economy Analog Dual Thermometer […]

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   Sep 28

Utah's 'Snake Man' sees increase in illegal reptiles

By Herp News A Utah reptile expert who consults with police has seen a rise in illegal reptiles in Utah. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (541) Zoo Med Mini Combo Deep Dome Lamp Fixture, Black by Zoo Med (541) Buy new: $40.96 $26.22 24 used & new from $21.24 Two fixtures […]

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   Sep 27

Fitch Rates Tortoise Closed-End Fund Notes 'AAA'; Affirms Existing Ratings

By Herp News Fitch Ratings assigns an 'AAA' rating to the following notes issued by two closed-end funds managed by Tortoise Capital Advisors, LLC: Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (658) AmazonBasics Stainless Steel Dog Bowl – Set of 2 by AmazonBasics (658) Buy new: $10.99 AmazonBasics brings you everyday items at […]

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   Sep 27

Clinton Global Initiative pledges $80 million to combat elephant poaching

By Herp News Hillary and Chelsea Clinton on Thursday deployed their mother-daughter star power to help the effort to save African elephants, brokering an $80m effort to stop the ivory poaching which threatens the animals with extinction. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (259) BYB 100W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder […]

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   Sep 27

Torrent frogs use toes, belly, thighs to hold tight under waterfall-like conditions

By Herp News Torrent frogs use their toes, belly, and thighs to attach to rough, wet, and steep surfaces. In a multipart study, researchers compared the attachment abilities of two species: torrent frogs (Staurois guttatus) and tree frogs (Rhacophorus pardalis). They found that the torrent frog is better able to attach to extremely wet, steep, […]

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   Sep 27

Missouri ponds provide clue to killer frog disease

By Herp News In Missouri, about a third of the ponds are infected with chytrid, the notorious skin fungus that has sickened and killed amphibians in other parts of the world. Why only a third, scientists wondered? A comprehensive study of the ponds suggests there are hidden constraints on the survival of the fungus. One […]

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   Sep 27

Forgotten species: the nearly extinct primate that can be shot on sight

By Herp News The attention paid to charismatic popular primates—such as gorillas, chimps, orangutans, lion tamarins, and even some lemurs—could make one suppose that conservationists have the protection of our closest relatives well in hand; the astounding fact that no primate species is known to have gone extinct in the last hundred years (despite large-scale […]

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   Sep 27

Meet the world's venomous animals

We’re always happy to see the media grasping that “venomous” and “poisonous” don’t mean the same thing. For your Friday viewing pleasure, stop by io9.com and check out some of the world’s coolest venomous crittters! Photo from the kingsnake.com photo gallery: BakerReptiles …read more Read more here: King Snake  (360) Fluker's Buffet Blend Aquatic Turtle […]

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   Sep 26

Terror from above: eagle tackles deer in stunning camera trap photos

By Herp News During a routine Amur tiger survey with remote camera traps in December 2011, a few photos gave biologists a shock when they revealed the stunning sight of a golden eagle (Aquila chrysaetos) launching itself on the back of a 7-month old sika deer (Cervus nippon) and bringing down prey that outweighed it […]

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   Sep 26

‘Ecological Armageddon’: mammals vanish entirely from forest fragments after 25 years

By Herp News As tropical forests worldwide are increasingly cut into smaller and smaller fragments, mammal extinctions may not be far behind, according to a new study in Science. Tracking native smalls mammals in Chiew Larn Reservoir, Thailand for over 25 years, scientists found a stunning and rapid decline in mammal populations, until most forests […]

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   Sep 26

Oldest existing lizard-like fossil hints at scaly origins

Before the age of the dinosaurs, a mass extinction event occurred that destroyed 70 percent of all terrestrial vertebrate species and almost all aquatic species. It took as long as 10 million years for life on earth to recover from what is now known as the end-Permian extinction event. After that recovery but before the […]

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   Sep 26

Oldest lizard-like fossil yet to be found hints at scaly origins

By Herp News The fossilized remains of a reptile closely related to lizards are the oldest yet to be discovered. Two new fossil jaws discovered in Vellberg, Germany provide the first direct evidence that the ancestors of lizards, snakes and tuatara (known collectively as lepidosaurs) were alive during the Middle Triassic period — around 240 […]

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   Sep 26

A giant tortoise goes missing in West County, and time is running out

By Herp News He was last seen on Manchester Road near Highway OO in July. When it gets cold, he won't survive long. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (259) BYB 100W 110V Ceramic Infrared Heat Emitter Brooder Coop Pet Infrared Lamp Bulb, White by BYB (259) Buy new: $17.99 $11.99 2 […]

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   Sep 24

Oldest existing lizard-like fossil hints at scaly origins

By Herp News The fossilized remains of a reptile closely related to lizards are the oldest yet to be discovered. Two new fossil jaws discovered in Vellberg, Germany provide the first direct evidence that the ancestors of lizards, snakes and tuatara (known collectively as lepidosaurs), were alive during the Middle Triassic period — around 240 […]

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   Sep 24

Herpetologist Robert C. Stebbins passes away at 98

Noted California herpetologist and author of many popular reptile and amphibian field guides used by amateur and professional herpetologists alike, Robert C. Stebbins passed away yesterday at the age of 98. Born on March 31, 1915, in Chico, California, the first of seven children, his work with reptiles and amphibans on the west coast has […]

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   Sep 24

Family accidentally hooks sea turtle while fishing at Juno Beach

By Herp News Story by Lauren Hills / CBS 12 News JUNO BEACH, Fla. — It was the catch of the day for Aaron Pederson, but not one he ever expected while fishing with his family at the Juno beach pier on Sunday.   “We were just snook fishing and I got a bite and […]

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   Sep 24

Poachers kill 2 rangers in Thailand

By Herp News Two wildlife rangers have been killed by poachers in Thailand, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1599) Zoo Med ReptiTherm Under Tank Heater, 30-40 Gallon by Zoo Med (1599) Buy new: $17.32 $17.29 42 used & new from $7.99 ReptiTherm® U.T.H. Under Tank Heaters […]

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   Sep 24

Poachers kill 2 rangers in Thailand

By Herp News Two wildlife rangers have been killed by poachers in Thailand, reports the Wildlife Conservation Society. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (80) Oxbow Critical Care Pet Supplement, 1-Pound by Oxbow (80) Buy new: $22.99 $22.21 9 used & new from $19.41 Critical Care is a premium recovery food which […]

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   Sep 24

Snakes, other 'misunderstood animals,' help troubled youth

Some programs to help troubled young people have seen improvement in school and interpersonal relationships after the children and teens have worked with dogs or horses. Now snakes and other “misunderstood animals” can be added to that list. From Trails Carolina: Studies have shown that animal assisted therapy and relationships with animal companions in general […]

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   Sep 24

Mandarin rat snake on plane strands passengers down under

A teeny tiny little Mandarin rat snake grounded a Qantas Boeing 747 in Sydney last weekend. From ABC News: Staff found the 20-centimeter (8-inch) Mandarin Rat Snake in the passenger cabin near the door late Sunday before passengers were due to board the flight bound for Tokyo from Sydney International Airport, Qantas said in a […]

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   Sep 23

Family accidentally hooks sea turtle while fishing at Juno Beach

By Herp News Story by Lauren Hills / CBS 12 News JUNO BEACH, Fla. — It was the catch of the day for Aaron Pederson, but not one he ever expected while fishing with his family at the Juno beach pier on Sunday.   “We were just snook fishing and I got a bite and […]

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   Sep 23

Landowner says desert tortoise, federal government left him bankrupt

By Herp News A Washington County landowner and developer had a vision for a residential development. He's now bankrupt. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (363) Simple Deluxe Clamp Lamp Light UL Listed with 8.5 Inch Aluminum Reflector 150 Watt 6 Foot Power Cord by Simple Deluxe (363) Buy new: $9.99 $8.99 […]

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   Sep 23

Featured video: music video honoring wildlife of Karnataka, India

By Herp News Located in the southwestern corner of India, the state of Karnataka is celebrated for its stunning biodiversity. In order to honor the natural beauty of the region, wildlife photographer and filmmaker Amoghavarsha and Bangalore based musician Ricky Kej have teamed up to create a music video highlighting Karnataka’s unique species and wild […]

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   Sep 23

Rihanna poses with endangered primate stolen from the wild

By Herp News On Friday R&B singer, Rihanna, posed in Thailand with a slow loris, an endangered primate that is often illegally touted on the streets of Southeast Asia by pet dealers. The picture, which the celebrity shared on instagram, went viral, and over the weekend Thai police arrested two men—one 20 and one 16—who […]

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   Sep 23

Not far from Rome, Italy’s distinct bear faces down extinction

By Herp News The Marsican brown bear is on the brink of extinction. Despite authorities spending millions of Euros on its conservation, high human-caused mortality is menacing the survival of this distinct subspecies. The Marsican brown bear (Ursus arctos marsicanus) is only found in the Italy’s Central Apennines, less than 200 kilometers from Rome. The […]

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   Sep 23

Swimming again, the turtle with RUBBER flippers who lost her own fins in a vicious shark attack

By Herp News Yu, the 25-year-old loggerhead turtle lives in the Suma Aqualife Park near Kobe in Japan and wears a specially-designed black vest with rubber fins attached. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (1209) K&H Pet Products Thermal-Bowl Heated Cat & Dog Bowl 96oz. Blue 25W by K&H Pet Products (1209) […]

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   Sep 23

Herp Video of the Week: Anoles in My Garden!

Check out this video “Anoles in My Garden,” submitted by kingsnake.com user clintg. Submit your own reptile & amphibian videos at http://www.kingsnake.com/video/ and you could see them featured here or check out all the videos submitted by other users! …read more Read more here: King Snake  (345) Zoo Med Calcium With Vitamin D3 Reptile Food, […]

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   Sep 23

Four new legless lizard species discovered in California

By Herp News Four new legless lizard species are found, near Los Angeles International Airport and in Bakersfield, in the Mojave and near Taft. Scientists have discovered four new species of legless lizards in California, including one species that lives beneath the sand dunes near Los Angeles International Airport.         Go to […]

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   Sep 23

Turtle Island plays in Corrales

By Herp News Mark Summer is a serious musician but he knows how to have fun. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (37) Rep-Cal SRP00300 Herptivite Multivitamin and Mineral Powder Reptile/Amphibian Supplement, 3.3-Ounce by Rep-Cal (37) Buy new: $12.68 $11.52 6 used & new from $9.99 Rep-Cal's HERPTIVITE is a superior multi-vitamin, […]

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   Sep 22

Stolen turtle found

By Herp News Slow Poke the turtle disappeared Thursday from Tina Haley's backyard. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (345) Zoo Med Calcium With Vitamin D3 Reptile Food, 3-Ounce by Zoo Med (345) Buy new: $3.91 $3.39 25 used & new from $3.39 Repti Calcium is an ultra fine Precipitated Calcium Carbonate […]

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   Sep 22

Reptile Expo slithers into Calgary for Year of the Snake

By Herp News The Calgary Reptile Expo is underway Saturday and Sunday, giving lovers of the less cuddly animals an opportunity to learn and explore. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (49) Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Catching, Controlling, or Moving Snakes, Stainless Steel & Copper, Field Length (43") by DocSeward (49) […]

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   Sep 22

Monitor lizard at Yishun void deck gives residents a scare

By Herp News Two Stomp readers reported the sighting of a monitor lizard moving about around the lift lobby of a Housing Board block in Yishun Ring Road on Saturday morning (Sep 21). According to one passerby, the lizard was later taken away with help from the police and Acres (Animal Concerns Research & Education […]

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