Hace un par de semanas -ver esta entrada-, nos congratulábamos por el hallazgo de dos sapos de espuelas (Pelobates cultripes) y la consecuente actualización de su distribución en La Rioja. Pues bien, a lo largo de esta semana la especie ha aparecido en tres cuadrículas más, incluyéndose una nueva sin citas registradas anteriormente. Leer más.
Several varieties of reptiles were well adapted for living and competing successfully in mid-ocean during the Late Cretaceous. It is likely that some, including mosasaurs, plesiosaurs and pterosaurs, were as highly evolved for survival at sea and in the air as the dinosaurs were on land. All marine reptiles were air breathers, and had to surface periodically in a manner similar to modern whales and porpoises. Leer más.
It is perhaps not surprising that there are only a handful of humans on one of the most remote islands on Earth, coral atolls far out in the turquoise seas of the Indian Ocean. Leer más.
Spotting the word ‘tortoise’ on my list of evening consults can make me feel a little anxious, aware that my scope of knowledge for this species doesn’t match up to its canine and feline equivalents. Neil Forbes, the speaker at last week’s veterinary webinar covering Post Hibernation Anorexia (PHA) in the tortoise believes it’s the vet’s responsibility to advise owners on the husbandry and management of this species, and keeping our knowledge base up to speed is essential. Leer más.