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Why alligators can pinpoint sounds so precisely

Last Updated: Thursday, March 27, 2014, 13:55

Alligators are the most vocal of the non-avian reptiles and are known to be able to pinpoint the source of sounds with accuracy.

Ancient giant reptile`s live birth preserved in 248-million-year old fossil

Last Updated: Thursday, February 13, 2014, 14:00

A new study has claimed that Ichthyosaur fossils may show the earliest live birth from an ancient Mesozoic marine reptile.

These crocodiles rest on trees!

Last Updated: Wednesday, February 12, 2014, 20:59

A study has found that the reptiles can climb trees as far as the crowns.

Feathered dinosaurs? For your dreams only

Last Updated: Saturday, December 28, 2013, 12:56

It is a reality check for those who have been enthusiastic about suggesting that dinosaurs were primitively feathered.

New fossil evidence of mythical Kraken discovered

Last Updated: Saturday, November 02, 2013, 13:28

Researchers, who first hinted at a giant kraken roaming the seas in 2011, are now backing their claims with new fossil evidence.

Scientists disapprove `Jurassic Park` theory

Last Updated: Sunday, September 15, 2013, 23:08

No real-life Jurassic park! Ancient dinosaur DNA is unlikely to survive inside the bodies of insects encased in amber, a new study has found, ruling out the `Jurassic Park` theory that the giant prehistoric reptiles could one day be resurrected.

Nineteen per cent world reptiles at risk of extinction

Last Updated: Friday, February 15, 2013, 16:38

London: A fifth of the world`s reptiles are estimated to be threatened with extinction, scientists have warned.

World`s first aquatic reptiles gave `live birth`

Last Updated: Tuesday, December 11, 2012, 21:36

Viviparity, the form of birth that produces living young, and not external eggs, could date back to 280 million years ago or even earlier, a new study has suggested.

Mammal ancestors `not as puny as thought`

Last Updated: Monday, October 08, 2012, 17:12

The common ancestor of modern mammals may have actually been more like a small monkey in size, a genetic analysis has suggested.

Actor, aide arrested for sale of endangered live reptiles

Last Updated: Tuesday, October 27, 2009, 21:22

A small-time South Indian actor and his accomplice were arrested today from South Delhi for illegal possession and sale of endangered live reptiles, a top official said.

Goa`s forest dept rescues 1693 reptiles in 2009

Last Updated: Monday, July 20, 2009, 14:53

With the increase in encroachment on jungles, Goa`s Forest Minister on Monday said that his department was rescuing four reptiles everyday from residential areas.