Australian scientists Wednesday said they had devised an “innovative method of conservation” through feeding giant monitor lizards small cane toads so they won’t be killed by larger-sized amphibians. Cane toads, an invasive species from Central and South America that were introduced to Australia in 1935, are so toxic they can kill predators that try to eat them and are continuing to spread across northern Australia at an estimated 40-60 kilometres (25-37 miles) a year. Leer más.
Midwife toads have been present in central Cambridge for approximately 8 years since the summer of 2007 according to anecdotal reports from at least two separate sources. Usually, one cannot hold much weight with anecdotal reports due to the nature of potential misidentification and tendency for embellishment to occur especially over time. Leer más.
We describe a remarkable new species of monophyletic genus Hyloscirtus from northeastern Peru. Leer más.
A revision of taxonomic structure of Phrynocephalus arabicus Anderson, 1894 complex was presented in our previous paper. However further investigations showed that specimens from southern Arabia do not refer to one species. Leer más.
A new species of agamid lizard, Phrynocephalus lutensis sp. nov., is described from the Lut Desert in Iran. It is a species adapted to wind-blown sand in this semi-isolated basin. It appears to be most closely similar to P. luteoguttatus and P. euptilopus on the basis of external morphology. Leer más.