South Asian Cnemaspis are one of the most diverse clades of gekkonids in South Asia with their highest diversity in the Western Ghats and Sri Lanka. These geckos include only a few nocturnal species and are largely diurnal or cathemeral and restricted to relatively cool habitats. Leer más,
Tortoises and turtles (chelonians) are routinely presented in veterinary practice because of their reproductive disorders. Although egg binding in chelonians can often be resolved with conventional therapy, the diagnosis and treatment of complicated cases of egg binding and various other disorders of the reproductive tract in chelonians often require a more advanced therapeutic approach. If surgical intervention is required, endoscope-assisted techniques comprise the least invasive and thus preferred surgical approach. In cases where the use of endoscope-assisted procedures is not feasible, the reproductive tract needs to be accessed through the plastron (transplastron coeliotomy). Leer más.
In this paper we studied the body and colour features of the endemic amphibian Salamandrina across its range. Using a multimodel approach and machine learning clustering, we found much difference relative to body size and shape, as well as colour, among populations and between the habitats in which the individuals dwell, while differences between the two species of Salamandrina genus are lower. Leer más.
Our study suggests that the protection efforts at nesting beaches show promising results. However, other ongoing natural and anthropic drivers are acting on sea turtle populations and their habitats and could dampen their recovery by reducing their reproductive output and hatchling production. Leer más.