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John Murphy
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Natural history, reptiles, and photography
Natural history, reptiles, and photography

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New snail-eating snakes from Ecuador
Photographs of some species of Dipsas in life: a D. andiana MZUTI  5413 from Bilsa, province of Esmeraldas, Ecuador b D. andiana    from Mindo, province of Pichincha, Ecuador c D. bobridgelyi MZUTI 5414 from Buenaventura, Province of El Oro, Ecuador d D. ca...
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Alligator rescued from python
Alligator rescued from python
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Reptile populations in decline
The Living Planet Index (LPI) is a measure of the state of the world's biological diversity based on population trends of vertebrate species from terrestrial, freshwater and marine habitats. The LPI has been adopted by the Convention of Biological Diversity...
Reptile populations in decline
Reptile populations in decline
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Oldest known lizard
A team of international scientists, including paleontologists from Bristol University, Midwestern University (Arizona) and the University of Alberta, have described the world’s oldest known lizard fossil, permitting fresh insight into the evolution of extan...
Oldest known lizard
Oldest known lizard
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Indian Egg-eating Snake - is not related to African Egg-Eating snakes
Two genera of colubroid snakes are known to swallow eggs whole, slit the shell, swallow the contents of the egg, and spit out the remains of the shell. In Africa, there are 13 species of egg-eating snakes of the Genus Dasypeltis. In India, there is one spec...
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China’s Giant Salamanders are gone from the wild
The Chinese Giant Salamander, Andrias davidianus (Blanchard, 1871), is the largest amphibians living today and may exceed more than one metre in length. It is widespread in central, south-western and southern China, although its range is now very fragmented...
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Killer Dogs Take 14 Lives. Did Closing Slaughterhouses Play a Role? - NYT
Killer Dogs Take 14 Lives. Did Closing Slaughterhouses Play a Role?  By Jeffrey Gettleman and Hari Kumar,   May 22, 2018 NYT Residents of Gurpaliya village in Uttar Pradesh, India, searching for dogs that have been attacking, and killing, children with alar...
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Boldness correlates with the mating success in varanid lizards
Yellow Spotted Monitor ( Varanus panoptes )  Photo by Greg Hume  Boldness correlates with the mating success, but not body size or sex, of yellow-spotted monitor lizards roaming the remote Oombulgurri floodplains of tropical Western Australia, ecologists re...
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An extinct monitor lizard that had pineal and parapineal organs
This image depicts a reconstruction of what the extinct monitor lizard might have looked like. The parietal and  pineal  foramina are visible on the overlaid skull. Photo  credit:  Senckenberg Gesellschaft für Naturforschung /  Andreas Lachmann / Digimorph....
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