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A new fossil is shedding light on the murky past of the sea reptiles that swam at the time of the dinosaurs. With tiny heads on long necks and four pointed flippers, plesiosaurs have been likened to Scotland's mythical Loch Ness monster. The German discovery proves that these sea creatures were alive ...

He said it's not often that firefighters encounter reptiles on the job; dogs and cats are more common. He said the three-family house sustained some damage that will keep its occupants out for a few weeks. The fire appears to have started in the kitchen but the cause of the fire is under investigations.
Recently I read a newly revised edition of the book, "Amphibians and reptiles of The Great Lakes Region," by James H. Harding and David A. Mifsud, which ... The book includes range maps, photos and other key information for each reptile and amphibian species known to occur naturally within the Great ...
A small fossil--just a foot long--is revealing secrets of how some land-dwelling reptiles moved back into the water. After studying the 155-million-year-old reptile fossil, scientists at Johns Hopkins University and the American Museum of Natural History report they have filled in some important clues to the ...
They will be supported in their quest by a talented team of scientists, experts and turtle lovers who have extensive skills and qualifications in veterinary medicine, zoology, biology, natural sciences and all aspects of animal husbandry, turtles, reptiles and endangered species. The Praschags are already ...

When it was safe, fire fighters were able to carry several reptile tanks out of the home, said Cobourg Fire Captain Chris Brown. He believed they were able to save all the reptiles. Brown called Indian River Reptile Zoo east of Peterborough to help, particularly with a large lizard, identified as an Asian Water ...
I WOULD like to express my appreciation for the swift action taken by the Fire and Rescue Department, specifically personnel involved in the capture of dangerous creatures such as snakes in my neighbourhood. I have a phobia of snakes and other reptiles. I was relieved when these creatures were taken ...
When the Thomas Fire threatened to move into the Ojai Valley, Paul Gibbons of the Turtle Conservancy knew he had to get his reptiles, hundreds of turtles and tortoises including several rare and endangered species, to safety. It was just a matter of deciding where to go. He watched as the Thomas Fire ...
Get ready for the reptile Expo in Eau Claire, Wisconsin! We'll have 50 tables full of reptiles, amphibians, and supplies for sale all under one roof! ... Experienced breeders will be bringing a huge variety of reptiles and amphibians for sale, including pythons, various colubrids, boas, geckos, bearded dragons, other lizards, ...
Research of inners ears of aquatic reptiles now extinct has revealed a close resemblance with aquatic animals alive today. Fossils of reptiles from millions of years ago have shown close parallels with marine and aquatic life such as crocodiles, sea turtles and whales. The research has been conducted by ...
The Evolutionary Studies Institute at the University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) has cracked open yet another secret from the ancient past. It has discovered that some marine reptiles from millions of years ago had similar inner ears to modern-day aquatic creatures such as whalessea turtles and crocodiles.
Both of the sea-dwelling cousins are part of a larger lineage of reptiles called Rhynchocephalia--which connects closely with the tuatara, a lizard-like reptile that lives today on land in New Zealand's coastal islands. The tuatara is the single remaining species of rhynchocephalian still left on Earth.
A 155-million-year-old reptile fossil is filling some holes in the evolutionary story of animals that once roamed on land and then transitioned to life in the ... of evolutionary "trees," Bever and Norell concluded that Vadasaurus and the pleurosaurs are part of a larger lineage of reptiles called Rhynchocephalia.
"Our data indicate that Vadasaurus is an early cousin of the pleurosaur," says Bever. "And these two reptiles are closely related to modern tuatara." The modern tuatara is a lizard-like, land-dwelling reptile that lives on New Zealand's coastal islands and is the single remaining species of rhynchocephalian ...
The critters of Fountain Valley's reptile Zoo are getting more space to slither. The family-run educational and amusement facility -- long a destination for birthday parties, field trips and all-around appreciation of reptiles -- will soon open a new wing that will allow more and bigger enclosures, plus an exhibit ...
While given enclosures vary, based on their actual dimensions, there are a number of easily-found guidelines for various reptiles, based on their family. However, retailers should keep in mind the growth of a given reptile over time. Turtles such as red-eared sliders and various species of iguanas can grow ...

"Our data indicate that Vadasaurus is an early cousin of the pleurosaur," says Bever. "And these two reptiles are closely related to modern tuatara." The modern tuatara is a lizard-like, land-dwelling reptile that lives on New Zealand's coastal islands and is the single remaining species of rhynchocephalian ...
Three species of reptile on Christmas Island in Australia have been declared extinct in the wild, according to a study released on Tuesday, with scientists ... populations of reptiles on Christmas Island, an Australian territory just south of Indonesia, have been declining rapidly since the 1970s, the IUCN said.
... reptiles, holiday crafts, face-painting and Santa (pictures with Santa free with entry), 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 9, at 400 Puente Drive. Pancakes will be cooked by the local Kiwanis Club. The event will feature a live reptile show hosted by the Reptile Family, a company that has promoted the appreciation of ...
Actor Chetan Hansraj has been roped in to play a reptilian named Mahish in the mythological show "Shaktipeeth Ke Bhairav". "The character is of an 'asura', a reptilian, like Medusa with multiple snake heads, and it is awesome to essay such roles," Chetan said in a statement. Recommended By Colombia.
GODFREY - Named for the conspiracy theory the world is ruled by a race of ancient sentient reptiles proposed by former U.K. journalist, David Icke, Biff K'narly and the reptilians incorporate a lot of conspiracy theories, world observations and human nature into their songs. Fronted by Biff K'narly, who plays ...
A hoard of fossilised pterosaur eggs discovered in China is helping scientists gain a rare insight into the extinct flying reptiles. Newly released research into over 200 eggs and 16 embryos from the pterosaur Hamipterus, including the first computed tomography (CT) scans, eclipses what was previously ...
The same goes for professionals. Birds are in the public eye, they symbolise good things and cannot kill you the way some reptiles can. mammals are furry, fluffy and adorable, and we are mammals ourselves, so we connect.' Meiri and the rest of the Global Assessment of reptile Distributions (GARD) group ...
Mid North Coast FAWNA volunteers have attended 465 snake and reptile calls in the last 12 months which included 27 lace monitors, 100 pythons, 165 brown snakes, 184 red-bellied black snakes. Rod said the others consisted of reptiles including tree snakes and water dragons. When Rod did his initial ...
A cache of hundreds of eggs discovered in China sheds new light on the development and nesting behavior of prehistoric, winged reptiles called pterosaurs. Pterosaurs were fearsome-looking creatures that flew during the Lower Cretaceous period alongside dinosaurs. This particular species was believed ...
(Nanowerk News) Lizards and bark bugs are more similar than they may at first appear: both have unique ways of dealing with water, and this ...
Most of the reptiles don't have free rein, but many do get a reprieve from their ... Rounding out the reptilian diet are veggies, berries and spring ...
Such animals include reptiles. Because of their lifestyles, we tend to think of snakes, geckos, turtles and lizards as low-maintenance creatures ...
Teen arrested for selling endangered reptiles ... a 17-year-old boy after he was caught selling endangered species of snakes and other reptiles.
Sudhagar said that high energy lights have been installed inside the bird and reptile enclosures to keep the surroundings warm. "We have ...
workers and guests on a crocodile tour in Australia made quite the discovery when they spotted a rare white crocodile that may be a ...
But the process by which dinosaurs' reptilian scales turned into feathers ... Alligators are descended from the same ancient reptiles as birds, and as ... In the transition from reptile to bird, these genes might have been the first ...
Four years ago, we set about creating a website called the Kenya reptile Atlas which compiles information on Kenya's reptiles, making it easily ...
Many experts think reptiles and amphibians shouldn't be turned into pets. ... That I can impulsively buy a reptile -- or hundreds at the same time ...
"reptiles were long considered to be sluggish and unintelligent ... reptilian brains, like those of furry and feathered beasts, are molded during ...
PALMETTO, FL (WWSB) - A Palmetto resident, Shane Craven, posted a video on facebook Tuesday after finding an Iguana in her toilet.
They placed the reptile on a truck and drove it from the beach to cheers ... The reptiles rely on external sources of heat to regulate their body ...
It taught generations of Hawaii kids and visitors about reptiles and amphibians -- and its cool corridor offered a respite from the hot sun.
It was a welcome surprise to many wildlife advocates, as Nevada had been one of the last states to allow the unlimited collection of reptiles ...
Jacob Thompson, the 9-year-old boy whose last wish was for Christmas cards, has lost his battle with cancer. Jacob died Sunday after a ...
Claiming that the reptile was eating their goats, the villagers had laid a trap to catch the crocodile that was roaming around in open grassland in ...
Moscow, November 20. /TASS/. The Kirov Region, central Russia, is planning to create a new tourist route to tell its visitors about the history ...
A woman has shared the dangers that come with the job after opening up about her life as an alligator wrestler. Gabby Scampone ditched her ...
Stanley Johnson is best known as the father of Boris Johnson, the foreign secretary. Tonight he has a shot at a different kind of fame -- as a ...
Take a peek behind the scenes at the Zoo, and meet some scaly reptiles up close ... Your tour begins behind the scenes in the reptile House where you will see ...
I agreed to the terms and conditions, certifying that I knew the laws governing reptile ownership (it is illegal for me to own some of these reptiles ...
RIVERSIDE (CBSLA) -- Craig Williams points out the spot where an exotic reptile was soaking up the sun in his backyard. It is now with animal ...
The public should be banned from keeping reptiles as pets because 75 per cent of ... "reptilian and amphibian biological needs are so complex and require ... It is important for reptile owners to get information from a reliable, ...
A reptile and amphibian show will be held Saturday and Sunday at the Eaton Canyon Natural Area Park and Nature Center in Pasadena.


 

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