More Reptile Reading

Whole Tuatara Genome Sequence Completed

Tuatara (Sphenodon punctatus), are lizard-like reptiles endemic to New Zealand and are the only living member of the reptilian order Rhynchocephalia (Sphenodontia). It was announced that the species has had its whole genome sequence completed by researchers with the University…

Water Beetle Can Be Eaten By A Frog And Come Out Alive

An aquatic water beetle has been documented being eaten by a frog and then surviving through the amphibian’s digestive system before getting expelled out the frog’s vent' or anus with other feces. A study in the journal Current Biology details…

5,000 Burmese Pythons Removed From Everglades

The Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission, in conjunction with the South Florida Water Management District announced that 5,000 invasive Burmese pythons (Python molurus bivittatus) have been removed from the Florida Everglades ecosystem since the first Python Challenge was launched…

Petsmart Teams With Snapchat To Promote Reptile Keeping

Petsmart announced it is using an augmented reality lens with the Snapchat social medial platform in an effort to promote reptile keeping. The AR lens, in combination with a quiz that user’s take, will transform the user’s face into a…

Lost Bearded Dragon Turns Up Safe 10 Days Later

A bearded dragon (Pogona vitticeps) that got out of his enclosure June 13 and then spent 10 days wandering about 4km away from his home was returned to his owner after he was found by a would be bearded dragon…

Buffalo Zoo Wants Stolen Red-Footed Tortoise Returned

Someone stole the Buffalo Zoo's resident red-footed tortoise (Chelonoidis carbonaria), and the zoo is hoping that she will be returned safely. Red, as she is affectionally called, was stolen June 2 from the zoo's Rainforest Falls exhibit. In our Buffalo…