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Drivers in Brazil will Intentionally run-down Small Animals, but Only if it is Safe
A new study looks at how drivers on Brazil’s MG-010 road act when faced with small animals, such as snakes, on the path. Read more....
Hitchhiking Caribbean Lizard Upends Island Biogeography Theory
A study published in Nature examines the species distribution of Anolis lizards throughout the Caribbean islands, finding that their pattern of colonization is exactly the opposite of what traditional island biogeography theory would predict. Read more....
Google Earth Spurs Discovery of a 'new' Chameleon Species
Google Earth has spurred the discovery of another new species. In this case, the creature is a pygmy chameleon, one of four previously unknown Rhampholeon chameleon species described from the remote ‘sky islands’ in Mozambique. Read more....
Tank Time with Jeff Adams - Herp Nation Radio Network
This week Jeff visits the East Texas Herpetological Society where he will be talking with Dr. Harry Greene. Dr. Greene is Faculty Curator of Herpetology at Cornell University, as well as many other titles. Listen now....
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Biodiversity Hotspots Produced Multiple Events
No single "one-size-fits-all" model can explain how biodiversity hotspots come to be, finds a study of more than 700 species of reptiles and amphibians on the African island of Madagascar. Read more....
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HN recommends the following sites (listed in alphabetical order):
American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists
Guide to Amphibians and Reptiles of California
The Center for North American Herpetology
Field Herp Forum
A Worldwide Community of Field Herpers
Database of reptile and amphibian field observations from around the world.
Society for the Study of Reptiles and Amphibians
Advocacy organization for herpetoculturalists.