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Wednesday, November 25, 2009

Snake Found New Chameleon Species

A new chameleon, Kinyongia magomberae, was discovered after a researcher ran across a twig snake that regurgitated the lizard. (News source.)

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Saturday, November 21, 2009

New Lungless Caecilian

A new species of caecilian, Caecilita iwokramae, has been determined to be lungless. While not the first such caecilian, apparently it is distinctly different from the other lungless caecilian. (News source.)

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Peruvian Frogs

Some interesting new frogs from high in the Andes, here.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Sherando Salamander Research

A Washington and Lee University professor and his students are trying to determine if the Sherando salamander in the George Washington National Forest is actually a distinct species. (News source.)

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More on the New Georgia Salamander

The recently described "patch-nosed salamander" is pictured here, and one of the researchers who described it is profiled here.

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Friday, July 24, 2009

India: New Gecko

A new gecko, Cnemasspis kolhapurensis, has been described from India. (News source and image.)

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Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Horned Lizard Species

The coast horned lizard in California, Phrynosoma coronatum, has been split into three species. (Eurekalert.)

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Monday, July 20, 2009

New Varanus from Indonesia

Varanus lirungensis has been described from the Talaud Islands in Indonesia. (News source.)

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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

New US Salamander

A tiny new salamander has been discovered in the Appalachians. It has been named Urspelerpes brucei. (News source.)

A new genus and species of lungless salamander (family Plethodontidae) from the Appalachian highlands of the south-eastern United States
C. D. Camp, W. E. Peterman, J. R. Milanovich, T. Lamb, J. C. Maerz, D. B. Wake
Journal of Zoology
Published Online: Jun 22 2009 12:04PM

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Monday, June 1, 2009

New Species

New species described in Zootaxa:

A casque-headed tree frog from Brazil
Two shrub frogs from Sri Lanka
Rediscovery of a toad in Bolivia/Peru
A gecko from the Nicobar Archipelago
A bent-toed gecko from Indonesia
An Atheris viper from Mozambique

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Wednesday, May 6, 2009

New Frogs from Madagascar

Details here on almost 200 new frogs identified from Madagascar.

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Wednesday, April 22, 2009

Lizard News

A new chameleon has been described from Tanzania. (News source.)

Lizards sunbathe for both warmth and vitamin D regulation. (News source.)

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Sunday, April 12, 2009

New Vietnam Species

A new pitviper, lizard, toad, and burrowing snake have been discovered.

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Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Tiny Andean Frog

Noble's pygmy frog, discovered in the Andes, can sit on a dime with ease. (News source.)

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Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Diplodactylus

In the Australian genus of geckos, Diplodactylus, one species has been discovered to be eight separate species from genetic research. (News source.)

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Friday, February 20, 2009

New Species from Zootaxa

Some new or redescribed herps from Zootaxa:

A new colubrid from the genus Pareas from China.

An earth-snake (Atractus wagleri) from Colombia is redescribed.

From Guyana comes a new genus and species of lizard (Pantepuisaurus rodriguesi).

A new gecko, Gymnodactylus vanzolinii, is described from Brazil.

Two new agamids (Acanthosaura) are described from Malaysia.

A new microteiid was found in Brazil.

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Sunday, February 15, 2009

New Skink, New Caledonia

Kanakysaurus zebratus is a new species of skink discovered on the northwest coast of Grande Terre, New Caledonia. (Abstract)

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Friday, February 6, 2009

India: New Frogs

12 new frogs will be described soon from India. (News source.)

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Columbia: New Herps

Ten new amphibians have been discovered in Columbia. Nat Geo has pics of several.

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Thursday, January 29, 2009

Amphibians

A new (strange-looking) toad found in Tanzania, pictured here.

Researchers are looking at a compound in tadpoles as a potential resource to prevent skin cancer. (News source.)

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