According to popular knowledge, venomous snakes are in the minority. Most kill their prey through other means. The pythons and boas, for example, squeeze their prey to death, constricting them in powerful coils until they can no longer breathe. Leer más.
Squamate reptiles (lizards and snakes) are one of the most diverse groups of terrestrial vertebrates. Recent molecular analyses have suggested a very different squamate phylogeny relative to morphological hypotheses, but many aspects remain uncertain from molecular data. Leer más.
From Bangladesh to Cambodia, River Terrapins (Genus Batagur) are laying eggs – and lots of them – both in the wild and captivity. The TSA and our partners manage breeding or nest protection programs for several species of Batagur in four countries. Leer más.
Two surveys in the mountainous forests of Sri Lank’s Peak Wilderness Sanctuary have uncovered eight new species of frogs, according to a massive new paper in the Journal of Threatened Taxa. Leer más.