Recently discovered frogs in Asia are becoming extinct so fast that biologists don’t even have time to identify them, according to biologists who issued warnings in South Korea last week at the World Conservation Congress, the once every four years meeting of the International Union for Conservation of Nature. Leer más.
The project, coordinated by Pond Conservation and involving Amphibian and Reptile Conservation as the lead partner, has helped to create over 1000 ponds to benefit Biodiversity Action Plan species across England and Wales. Leer más.
rogs, salamanders, and other amphibians aren’t known as faithful lovers. They mate, then they scram. But researchers have now identified one species of poisonous Peruvian frog—Ranitomeya imitator—that has given monogamy a shot, the first amphibian known to do so. What’s more, the frogs seem to be doing it for the kids: Limited resources keep them close to their offspring-and to each other-a condition that may have influenced the evolution of parenting strategies in other species as well. Leer más.
A new species of snail-eating snake has been discovered in western Panama by biologists from Frankfurt, Germany’s Senckenberg Research Institute. The non-venomous snake, Sibon noalamina has coloration similar to a coral snake with brown and light colored ringed scales. It was recently described in a paper published in the journal Zootaxa. Leer más.
Un conductor que se detuvo a cambiar una rueda en la localidad de Vuelta de Obligado, un pueblo del norte bonaerense, halló los restos fósiles de un megaterio, el mamífero más grande que habitó en la región, ya extinguido, informó el Museo Paleontológico de San Pedro. Leer más.