Batrachochytrium dendrobatidis (Bd or simply chytrid) is the fungus responsible for the disease chytridiomycosis in amphibians. It has led to the decline and extinction of countless frogs and salamanders and even caecilians¹ around the world. Because of this it is considered to be “…responsible for the worst known epizootics in vertebrate history.”² Leer más.
El Centro de Recuperación del Lagarto Gigante de la Gomera espera que se empiece a producir la eclosión de los ochenta y ocho huevos obtenidos en este año en la primera quincena de agosto, lo que supone que la especie deje de estar considerada en peligro de extinción. Leer más.
Over the course of two years in the early 2000s in Florida, 42 pygmy rattlesnakes turned up dead. Then 59 more. At the time, the culprit wasn’t identified, but researchers now think that a deadly fungal infection is spreading among the snakes of the eastern US. Leer más.
Helping my friend Florent to build his garden shed roof, I had the opportunity to visit once again the great island of Corsica for 2 weeks from the 2nd part ofJune. Only a few days were spent to search for reptiles and amphibians but great time there. Then I went to southern France looking for a true population of Pelophylax kl. grafi and the Spanish part was dedicated to find the latest subspecies of lizards I’ve ever seen yet. The weather was really hot (dog days) and not suitable for snakes at all, but in whatever way, only lizards were my main focus during this trip. Leer más.