Big-mouthed baby snakes are to blame for the evolution of giant snakes on the islands around Australia, new research suggests. Island life meant limited food choices, which in some areas selected for larger mouthed offspring, which made these tiger snakes about twice as large as their mainland cousins. Leer más.
Scientists from the IUCN Member organisations are hoping that one of the world’s largest frogs is singing songs of love on the tiny Caribbean island of Montserrat and not just singing in the rain. Mating calls would mean the so-called “mountain chicken” frogs are looking to breed and hopefully dodge extinction. Leer más.