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Secret of eternal youth may be in reptiles
Jo'£o Pedro Magalh'£es, researcher in the Biology of Aging, suggests, in work published in the June edition of the magazine "Experimental Gerontology" and entitled "The evolution of mammalian aging", that the study of certain species of reptiles and amphibians that apparently do not age could lead to discoveries about aging. For this Portuguese scientist the secret of eternal youth... View News Article (2002-06-18)


Rainforest collapse drove reptile evolution
Global warming devastated tropical rainforests 300 million years ago. Now scientists report the unexpected discovery that this event triggered an evolutionary burst among reptiles -- and inadvertently paved the way for the rise of dinosaurs, 100 million years later. View News Article (2010-11-30)


Mangrove-dependent animals globally threatened
More than 40 percent of a sample of amphibians, reptiles, mammals, and birds that are restricted to mangrove ecosystems are globally threatened with extinction, according to an assessment published in the July/August issue of BioScience.  View News Article (2009-07-01)


'Dinosaur bends' caused by prolonged diving.
A recent study identified bone deformities on the fossilized remains of Ichthyosarians, which were giant dolphin-like reptiles that first appeared about 245 million years ago. View News Article (2012-08-16)


The amazing amphibians and reptiles of the Philippine island Luzon
A recent study of the amphibians and reptiles of Sierra Madre Mountain Range, northeastern Luzon, reveals a preliminary enumeration of more than 100 species that contribute to the unique biodiversity of the region. View News Article (2013-02-08)


Slithering towards extinction
NINETEEN PERCENT of the world's reptiles are estimated to be threatened with extinction, states a paper published today by the Zoological Society of London (ZSL) in conjunction with experts from the IUCN Species Survival Commission (SSC). View News Article (2013-02-15)


Ancient reptile birth preserved in fossil
Ichthyosaur fossil may show the earliest live birth from an ancient Mesozoic marine reptile, according to a study published February 12, 2014 in PLOS ONE by Ryosuke Motani from the University of California, Davis, and colleagues. View News Article (2014-02-13)


University of Tennessee study finds crocodiles are cleverer than previously thought
Turns out the crocodile can be a shrewd hunter himself. A University of Tennessee, Knoxville, researcher has found that some crocodiles use lures to hunt their prey.  View News Article (2013-12-05)


260 million-year-old reptiles from Russia possessed the first modern ears
The discovery of the first anatomically modern ear in a group of 260 million-year-old fossil reptiles significantly pushes back the date of the origin of an advanced sense of hearing, and suggests the first known adaptations to living in the dark. View News Article (2007-09-12)


International team announces discovery of massive Jurassic marine reptile
University of Alaska Museum of the North earth sciences curator Patrick Druckenmiller is among a team of researchers who have excavated the fossil of what may be the largest Jurrasic marine reptile ever found. View News Article (2008-03-05)

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