Ana Luisa Nunes, Germán Orizaola, Anssi Laurila, Rui Rebelo. Ecology. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1890/13-1380.1. Ir al enlace.
History has been hard on the Hungarian Meadow Viper (Vipera ursinii rakosiensis). A subspecies of the grassland dwelling meadow viper (Vipera ursinii), it has been persecuted under the false fear that it may be dangerous, caught and sold as pets and poisoned by agricultural chemicals. Leer más.
Heading to the remote Indonesian island of Rinca to photograph a modern-day dinosaur was all Stefano Unterthiner’s idea. A zoologist as well as a photographer, he says: “I have always been fascinated by working with the Komodo dragon. [The Komodo] is full of mystery. Leer más.
It is known as the amphibian chytrid fungus and can cause a deadly disease that is decimating some of the world’s frogs, toads, newts and salamanders. However, the fungus had not been detected in the other lesser-known major group of amphibians, the caecilians, until now. Leer más.
|A few years ago a novel fungal pathogen named Batrachochytrium salamandrivorans (described in 2013) almost wiped out the entire Dutch population of fire salamanders (Salamandra salamandra terrestris). The wild population was almost decimated with only a few surviving individuals remaining. These few were transferred to captivity. The forty or so remaining salamanders in captivity did quite well and reproduced in 2013, resulting in many larvae. Things were looking up for the captive salamanders and many of the new arrivals were available for adoption. Leer más.|