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Archive for April 16th, 2014


   Apr 16

Lizard ancestor of land herbivores

By Herp News A small lizard-like creature that lived more than 300 million years ago is believed to be the earliest known ancestor of plant-eating mammals. Go to Source …read more Read more here: herpetofauna.com  (50) Snake Hook, Copperhead Series™ for Catching, Controlling, or Moving Snakes, Stainless Steel & Copper, Field Length (43") by DocSeward […]

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   Apr 16

Declining catch rates in Caribbean Nicaragua green turtle fishery may be result of overfishing

By Herp News A 20-year assessment of Nicaragua’s legal, artisanal green sea turtle fishery has uncovered a stark reality: greatly reduced overall catch rates of turtles in what may have become an unsustainable take, according to conservation scientists. Growing up to 400 pounds in weight, the green turtle is the second largest sea turtle species […]

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   Apr 16

Climate change likely culprit in coqui frog’s altered calls, say biologists

By Herp News The abundant Puerto Rican coqui frog has experienced changes since the 1980s that are likely due to global warming, biologists report. The call of the male coqui became shorter and higher pitched, and the animal itself has become smaller. The study is the first to show the effect of temperature change on […]

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   Apr 16

Inside the Galapagos Islands’ Giant Tortoise Rehab Effort

By Herp News   You’re sailing from the Spice Islands across the open ocean to the South American port of Guayaquil, your financial motives rooted somewhere along a broad spectrum of morality and lawfulness. Several months have passed, and food stores and morale are low. Fortunately, you know a spot that will save the day, […]

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   Apr 16

In search of a better way to treat snakebite

What if there was a disease that killed or crippled hundreds of thousands of people every year, but no one seemed to care? It’s not a disease, but as Dr. Matthew Lewin wrote in the New York Times Sunday Review last weekend, snakebites kill 94,000 people and cripple 400,000, mostly in impoverished parts of the […]

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