There are thirteen native species of amphibians and reptiles (collectively known as herpetofauna) in the UK. Five of the seven native amphibians (common frog, common toad, smooth newt, palmate newt & great crested newt) and four of the six native reptiles (slow-worm, common lizard, grass snake & adder) are found in Greater London. Leer más.
The diet of an animal is strongly linked to a great deal of anatomy, behaviour and physiology and even evolution. As a result, diet is one of the key pieces of information that palaeontologists will seek to determine of a new find in order to learn about the animal and how it fitted into an ancient ecosystem. Leer más.
An international team led by the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) has documented a 78 percent decline in the number of nests of the critically endangered leatherback sea turtle (Dermochelys coriacea) at the turtle’s last stronghold in the Pacific Ocean. Leer más.