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Tuatara Whole 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…

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…

Rattlesnakes Still Strike Fast In Cold Weather, Study Says

Researchers with Sand Diego State University and UC Riverside, both institutions of higher learning in southern California wanted to know how cooler temperatures affected the way rattlesnakes strike and if the cold slowed the strikes of these reptiles down. So,…

USARK Challenges Florida's New Law On Reptile Keeping Restrictions

The United States Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK) is challenging a new law signed last month by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that places restrictions on the possession, breeding and sale of non-native tegu lizards (Salvator sp) and green iguanas (Iguana…

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Tuatara Whole 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…

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…

Rattlesnakes Still Strike Fast In Cold Weather, Study Says

Researchers with Sand Diego State University and UC Riverside, both institutions of higher learning in southern California wanted to know how cooler temperatures affected the way rattlesnakes strike and if the cold slowed the strikes of these reptiles down. So,…

USARK Challenges Florida's New Law On Reptile Keeping Restrictions

The United States Association of Reptile Keepers (USARK) is challenging a new law signed last month by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis that places restrictions on the possession, breeding and sale of non-native tegu lizards (Salvator sp) and green iguanas (Iguana…

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