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What are the most popular reptile species in the world?

Researchers mined Big Data to figure out which reptile species are the most interesting to Homo sapiens. There is a longstanding disagreement amongst conservationists about...

‘Biogeographical oddity’: New monitor lizard is the only large predator on...

The newly discovered Varanus semotus is more than a meter in length and is separated from its closest relatives by several hundred kilometers of...

The origin of dragons: a Eurasian lizard invasion

How did the ancient collision of India and Asia affect the evolution of the dragon lizards found all over the region today? New research...

Newly discovered chameleon sheds light on Tanzania biodiversity

The Wildlife Conservation Society announced yesterday that a team of scientists has discovered a new species of chameleon in the mountainous rain forests of Tanzania. The brown...

Biologist finds “we are on pace to create a mass extinction”...

John Alroy, a professor of biology at Australia’s Macquarie University, says "a runaway train of extinction is now likely to produce what would be...

Black Pine Snakes Protected Under Endangered Species Act

Declines Driven by Destruction of Southeast's Longleaf Pine Ecosystem JACKSON, Miss.— In accordance with an agreement with the Center for Biological Diversity that speeds protection...

Study: Hundreds of Frog Species Could Disappear by End of Century

About 200 Species of Frogs Lost Just Since 1970s OAKLAND, Calif.— A new study finds that 200 frog species around the world have gone extinct...

Eight Imperiled Amphibians, Reptiles in California and Arizona Move Closer...

SACRAMENTO, Calif.— In response to a petition from the Center for Biological Diversity, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service today announced that five amphibians and...

State Endangered Species Conservation Efforts Receive $37.2 Million Boost Through Service...

Funding to 20 states will help collaborative efforts to conserve America’s most imperiled species. The U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service (Service) is awarding $37.2 million...

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