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Will trade bans stop a deadly salamander plague from invading the...

In 2008, scientists started noticing that populations of fire salamanders were disappearing in Western Europe. A few years later, nearly all had vanished...

Lawsuit Over Whales, Sea Turtles Entangled in California Crab Gear Advances

The Center for Biological Diversity is filing a motion for summary judgment today in its lawsuit against California over the state’s commercial Dungeness crab...

Ain’t no mountain high enough! Two new frog species found on...

Conservationists believe the frogs could already be Endangered Conservationists at international wildlife charity ZSL (Zoological Society of London) are heralding the discovery of two new...

Study maps out reptiles’ ranges, completing the ‘atlas of life’

The study’s 39 authors, from 30 institutions around the world, pulled together data on the habitats of more than 10,000 species of reptiles. ...

The toughest snake on Earth lives in central Africa and eats...

The skin of the Calabar burrowing python is 15 times thicker and orders of magnitude harder to pierce than the average snake. The...

Alabama Salamander Gains Endangered Species Act Protection

Rare Aquatic Amphibian Gets 420 River Miles of Critical Habitat BIRMINGHAM, Ala.— The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today protected Black Warrior waterdog salamanders under the Endangered Species...

Chris Smith – “Any day with a rattlesnake is a good...

Chris Smith Project Administrator at HerpMapper.org explains how his fascination in "Creepy Crawlies" led him to a path on environmental science and wildlife biology. Tell me about how...

“The one attribute I look for is enthusiasm” says James Borrell

James Borrell kindly took time out of his busy schedule and let The Learned Lizard pick his brains. We are confident you will find the...

Twenty-five frogs added to the amphibian fauna of Mount Oku, Cameroon

While amphibians all over the world are undergoing a continuous decline, their status in certain regions, such as Central Africa, remains unknown due to...

New species of poison frog discovered in Amazonian slopes of Andes...

Scientists have discovered a new species of poison frog on the Amazonian slopes of the Andes in southeastern Peru. The species was found in just...

These 3 new miniature salamanders are already headed for extinction

Smaller than a matchstick, the three newly discovered salamanders could become extinct within the next 50 years, researchers say. From the remote mountains of Oaxaca...

Disentangling the myth of the singing bushmaster viper with the help...

Reaching over 3.5 m in length, the bushmaster (belonging in the Lachesis genus) is the largest viper in the western hemisphere. Legend spread among...