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Herpetology

Articles on Herpetology – the science of reptiles and amphibians


Herpetology Articles

A secure and economical system for caging venomous snakes
This paper describes an inexpensive and secure cage system for housing venomous snakes.

Date: 10 Jul 2008, Rating: 5.00, 4 pages

The Cenomanian: stage of hindlimbed snakes
Three "snakes with legs" are known: Pachyrhachis problematicus, Haasiophis terrasanctus and Eupodophis descouensi.

Date: 10 Jul 2008, Rating: 3.29, 8 pages

Morphologic and Morphometric Analysis of Hepatozoon spp. (Apicomplexa, Hepatozoidae) of Snakes
Hepatozoon species are the most abundant hemoparasites of snakes.

Date: 10 Jul 2008, Rating: not rated, 7 pages

Snake venoms share similar ingredients
Venoms from different snake families may have many deadly ingredients in common, more than was previously thought.

Date: 2 Jul 2008, Rating: 3.20

Unique feeding behavior discovered for snakes
Field Museum scientists describe "loop and pull" in Nature

Date: 2 Jul 2008, Rating: 4.00

Cross-dressing in the snake world
TRANSVESTITE snakes may seduce unsuspecting males in order to sap their competitors' energy-allowing them to get it on with the real females at their leisure.

Date: 2 Jul 2008, Rating: 4.75

Just one bite at a time: Researchers find snake with unusual feeding habit
The snake, found in Singapore, feasts on soft-shelled crabs which it tears apart and swallows one bite at a time.

Date: 2 Jul 2008, Rating: 5.00

Researchers track snakes to study populations, behavior
Researchers are tracking timber rattlesnakes in west St. Louis County and neighboring Jefferson County to see how close to civilization the snakes are getting as humans developing subdivisions invade the snakes’ turf.

Date: 2 Jul 2008, Rating: 1.00

Study Challenges Belief That Tree Frogs Depress Metabolic Rate After 'Waxing' Themselves
Researchers from the University of Florida explore wiping behaviours in a tree frog that waxes itself, and test whether these frogs become dormant to conserve energy during dehydration.

Date: 2 Jul 2008, Rating: not rated

Proteomic characterization of two snake venoms: Naja naja atra and Agkistrodon halys
Snake venom is a complex mixture of proteins and peptides, and a number of studies have described the biological properties of several venomous proteins.

Date: 22 Oct 2007, Rating: 4.33, 9 pages

Ontogenetic variations in the venom proteome of the Amazonian snake Bothrops atrox
Bothrops atrox is responsible for the majority of snakebite accidents in the Brazilian Amazon region.

Date: 22 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated, 8 pages

Popular Weed Killer Feminizes Native Leopard Frogs Across Midwest
Native male leopard frogs throughout the nation's Corn Belt are being feminized by an herbicide, atrazine, used extensively to kill weeds on the country's leading export crops, corn and soybeans

Date: 21 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated

Sex Reversal In Frogs ­An Effect Of Drugs In The Environment
Frogs are more sensitive to hormone-disturbing environmental pollutants than was previously thought.

Date: 21 Oct 2007, Rating: 2.00

No Single Reason For Amphibian Decline
The mystery surrounding the gradual disappearance of amphibians around the globe is baffling many scientists, says a Ball State University researcher.

Date: 21 Oct 2007, Rating: 5.00

New Golden Frog Discovered In Remote Region Of Colombia
A new poisonous frog was recently discovered in a remote mountainous region in Colombia by a team of young scientists

Date: 21 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated

Right Angles Are All Wrong For Tree Frog Adhesion
Tree frogs have the unique ability to stick to smooth surfaces even when they are tilted well beyond the vertical

Date: 21 Oct 2007, Rating: 5.00

Study Challenges Belief That Tree Frogs Depress Metabolic Rate After 'Waxing' Themselves
Researchers explore wiping behaviours in a tree frog that waxes itself, and test whether these frogs become dormant to conserve energy during dehydration

Date: 21 Oct 2007, Rating: not rated

Morphometric measurements On Coura amboinensis subspecies
Subspecies identification of the Amboinensis box turtle: Couria amboinensis (underlined)

Date: 2 Apr 2007, Rating: 5.67

Observations and measurements on the North American Wood turtle: Glytemys (Clemmys) insculpta with notation of two different phenotypes. - 1985 study.
Description of two different phenotypes of Glytemys insculpta and measurements pertaining to inteelegence and problem solving abilities of this Emydid species.

Date: 7 Oct 2007, Rating: 3.75, 8 pages