reptiles

Oldest reptile that could shed its tail to escape predators identified

Oldest reptile that could shed its tail to escape predators identified

Interestingly, the research team found that young captorhinids had well-formed cracks, while those in some adults tended to fuse up.

Mar 07, 2018, 17:59 PM IST
Crocodile walked Melbourne streets on Christmas

Crocodile walked Melbourne streets on Christmas

Residents out on an evening stroll stumbled across the reptile outside a suburban business, the BBC said.

Dec 27, 2017, 11:04 AM IST
New species of grass snake identified in Europe

New species of grass snake identified in Europe

Researchers examined the genetic identity of more than 1,600 grass snakes many of them scientific museum specimens.

Aug 09, 2017, 10:11 AM IST
Scientists welcome three newly discovered species of chameleons!

Scientists welcome three newly discovered species of chameleons!

There are 206 described species of chameleons on the planet and Hughes hopes to continue finding many more.

Jun 20, 2017, 19:18 PM IST

Our ancestors had powerful night-time vision

Mammals and reptiles share a common ancestor, with the earliest mammal-like animals appearing in the Late Triassic about 200 million years ago. 

Apr 21, 2017, 16:09 PM IST
Have you ever heard of snakes with legs and arms? - Read

Have you ever heard of snakes with legs and arms? - Read

It's genetic mutation which caused the reptiles to lose their limbs over 100 million years ago.

Oct 27, 2016, 18:50 PM IST
Wildlife population has plunged 60 percent since 1970, says report

Wildlife population has plunged 60 percent since 1970, says report

As per the report, the population if mammals, fish, birds, reptiles and amphibians has plunged owing to the human activities that have overwhelmed the environment.

Oct 27, 2016, 16:10 PM IST
Incredible! 20-foot python rescued after trying to swallow goat - Watch video

Incredible! 20-foot python rescued after trying to swallow goat - Watch video

The reptile was later on successfully released into the forest, NDTV reported.

Jun 10, 2016, 14:08 PM IST
Reptile fossil explains how snakes lost their legs

Reptile fossil explains how snakes lost their legs

Scientists used CT scans to examine the bony inner ear of Dinilysia patagonica, a 2-metre long reptile closely linked to modern snakes.

Nov 29, 2015, 14:28 PM IST
Snake genome embedded with blueprints for growing limbs

Snake genome embedded with blueprints for growing limbs

Snakes have a genome that is associated with limb formation.

Oct 04, 2015, 20:31 PM IST

Climate change turning male dragon lizards into females

 Scientists have confirmed for the first time that sex change in reptiles can occur naturally due to exposure to increased temperatures resulting from climate change.

Jul 06, 2015, 14:47 PM IST
65 endangered juvenile gharials released into Ganges at Hastinapur, UP

65 endangered juvenile gharials released into Ganges at Hastinapur, UP

To protect the 'critically-endangered' species from extinction, the Uttar Pradesh government in association with the World Wide Fund for Nature has released 65 juvenile Gharials, bred in captivity, into the Ganges at Hastinapur.

Feb 28, 2015, 10:16 AM IST
Lizards breathe like birds

Lizards breathe like birds

 University of Utah scientists have shown that bird-like breathing also developed in green iguanas -- reptiles not known for high-capacity fitness.

Nov 18, 2014, 18:23 PM IST

Less mating, more greens equals a longer life in reptiles

 A slow pace of life, including reduced reproductive rates and a plant-rich diet, can increase the lifespan of reptiles, a new study has found.

Nov 18, 2014, 17:50 PM IST

Reptiles, eggs banned as Australia ramps up G20 security

 Eggs, tinned food, reptiles and surfboards will be banned in parts of Brisbane this week as Australia`s biggest peacetime deployment of police and soldiers braces for everything from unruly protests to mass hostage-taking at the Group of 20 summit.

Nov 13, 2014, 06:23 AM IST

Sex-hungry, meat-loving reptiles die early

A research suggests that meat eating reptiles who engage in sex early in their lives are at a higher risk of early death.

Nov 03, 2014, 14:21 PM IST
Animal rights group asks Kerala govt to observe 'Reptile Day'

Animal rights group asks Kerala govt to observe 'Reptile Day'

Animal rights activists today urged Kerala government to organise awareness programmes highlighting the significance of reptile conservation to mark the "National Reptile Awareness Day".

Oct 20, 2014, 18:23 PM IST
Reptiles can learn through imitation

Reptiles can learn through imitation

Researchers have for the first time found that reptiles are capable of social learning through imitation - an ability so far thought to be unique to humans and advanced primates, such as chimpanzees.

Oct 01, 2014, 18:12 PM IST

Willow Smith obsessed with snakes?

Willow Smith is reportedly obsessed with snakes and she even lets them sleep on her bed at night.

Jun 20, 2014, 13:53 PM IST

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

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

Feb 13, 2014, 14:00 PM IST

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