Lizard reptile – Phrynosoma http://phrynosoma.org/ Thu, 23 Jun 2022 13:58:37 +0000 en-US hourly 1 https://wordpress.org/?v=5.9.3 https://phrynosoma.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/profile-150x150.png Lizard reptile – Phrynosoma http://phrynosoma.org/ 32 32 Oldest species of tree-climbing reptile found in New Mexico https://phrynosoma.org/oldest-species-of-tree-climbing-reptile-found-in-new-mexico/ Wed, 22 Jun 2022 19:48:30 +0000 https://phrynosoma.org/oldest-species-of-tree-climbing-reptile-found-in-new-mexico/ A tiny lizard has made its first climb up a tree in what was once an island rainforest in New Mexico. It was a climb that, hundreds of millions of years later, would dramatically alter what was known about reptile evolution. After this lizard died, it was fossilized in the dirt and soil of this […]]]>

A tiny lizard has made its first climb up a tree in what was once an island rainforest in New Mexico.

It was a climb that, hundreds of millions of years later, would dramatically alter what was known about reptile evolution.

After this lizard died, it was fossilized in the dirt and soil of this forest, the ocean dried up and left behind the arid, mountainous desert now known to define the landscape of northern New -Mexico.

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Named Eoscansor by the scientists who discovered it – from the Greek roots “eo” for dawn and “scansor” for mountaineer – the reptile was found among exposed rocks near Chama, along the border of New -Mexico with Colorado.

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Have you ever seen a lizard exercising? Reptile ‘push-ups’ video impresses people | Tendency https://phrynosoma.org/have-you-ever-seen-a-lizard-exercising-reptile-push-ups-video-impresses-people-tendency/ Sat, 18 Jun 2022 03:28:25 +0000 https://phrynosoma.org/have-you-ever-seen-a-lizard-exercising-reptile-push-ups-video-impresses-people-tendency/ Video of a lizard doing “push-ups” was posted on Instagram. Lizards have always surrounded us, but have you ever seen them “do” push-ups? If not, here’s a video to help you witness it. Shared on Instagram, the video shows a lizard doing “push-ups” while standing on a rock. The video stunned netizens and may have […]]]>

Video of a lizard doing “push-ups” was posted on Instagram.

Lizards have always surrounded us, but have you ever seen them “do” push-ups? If not, here’s a video to help you witness it. Shared on Instagram, the video shows a lizard doing “push-ups” while standing on a rock. The video stunned netizens and may have the same effect on you as well.

“Push-ups are fine and all, but… do you even lift, bro?” read part of the detailed caption posted alongside the video on Instagram by the National Park Service.

In a detailed caption, the National Park Service explained that several species of lizards in Zion National Park in the United States perform “push-ups” to show strength, establish territory, and attract a mate. They also added how lizards do “push-ups” by “elevating their heads and upper bodies in vigorous up-and-down motions.” Then they added wittily, “Do you still feel the burn?”

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The video was posted two days ago. Since sharing, it has racked up over 8.4 lakh views and over 36,000 likes. People also posted varying comments.

“Oh you mean bench pressing down on the dirt,” one individual posted. “I always thought it was a depth perception move. Cute as heck!” shared another. “That’s awesome,” said a third.

What do you think of the great video?

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The reptile show returns to the funfair https://phrynosoma.org/the-reptile-show-returns-to-the-funfair/ Fri, 17 Jun 2022 10:14:29 +0000 https://phrynosoma.org/the-reptile-show-returns-to-the-funfair/ TEXARKANA – Reptiles, especially snakes, don’t always give people warmth and fuzziness. But Micky and Tamara Meyer of St. Louis, who present the Show Me Reptiles & Exotic Show at the Four States Fairgrounds on Saturday, hope to allay people’s fears and even get them to choose a snake or other animal on display as […]]]>

TEXARKANA – Reptiles, especially snakes, don’t always give people warmth and fuzziness.

But Micky and Tamara Meyer of St. Louis, who present the Show Me Reptiles & Exotic Show at the Four States Fairgrounds on Saturday, hope to allay people’s fears and even get them to choose a snake or other animal on display as a pet. .

The event typically draws 500 to 1,000 people a day as it tours the country, Micky said.

“We have about a dozen different vendors and different animals,” he said. “We have ball pythons, lizards, geckos and turtles. Truly there is something for everyone and everyone comes here for different reasons. Micky said people will have the ability to touch snakes, and he has seen children and adults change their attitudes once they overcome their fear of snakes.

“A lot of times I’ve seen people hold a snake, then they buy one and they’re not scared, and they get a new pet,” he said.

One of the most recognizable snakes that will be at the show is the ball python. They are priced between $50 and $25,000, Micky said.

“There will also be corn snakes, king snakes, leopard geckos, crested geckos and boa constrictors,” he said.

Constrictors are “very nice,” Micky said, though that’s not always how they’re portrayed.

“The ‘Anaconda’ movie was pretty inaccurate,” he said. “They’re not going to wrap people up and kill them. It is very rare for people to be strangled to death by a snake. Snakes just get a lot of bad press, and often times it’s very easy for people to be afraid of what they don’t know, so they’re afraid. We provide some education. Tamara Meyer said she and her husband had loved snakes all their lives and grew up in the woods catching and playing with them. When they got married, they noticed what the world of snake shows was like and wanted to expand on what was there, she said.

Four States Fair executive director Lisa Garner said the show took place last fall at the fairgrounds.

“I’m really excited to see them back,” Garner said. “They put on a really fun show and it’s interesting to get out and see the reptiles.”

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Lizard found in Chole Bhature! Semi-conscious reptile seen in a dish at Sagar Ratna Outlet in Chandigarh; The Ministry of Health collects food samples https://phrynosoma.org/lizard-found-in-chole-bhature-semi-conscious-reptile-seen-in-a-dish-at-sagar-ratna-outlet-in-chandigarh-the-ministry-of-health-collects-food-samples/ Thu, 16 Jun 2022 07:02:15 +0000 https://phrynosoma.org/lizard-found-in-chole-bhature-semi-conscious-reptile-seen-in-a-dish-at-sagar-ratna-outlet-in-chandigarh-the-ministry-of-health-collects-food-samples/ On Tuesday evening, a lizard was reportedly found in a plate of Chole Bhature at the famous Sagar Ratna store in Chandigarh’s Elante mall. The client immediately notified the state health department team and the police. The reptile was seen in a semi-conscious state, and a photo and video of the incident was shared on […]]]>

On Tuesday evening, a lizard was reportedly found in a plate of Chole Bhature at the famous Sagar Ratna store in Chandigarh’s Elante mall. The client immediately notified the state health department team and the police. The reptile was seen in a semi-conscious state, and a photo and video of the incident was shared on Twitter. Following the incident, the health department collected food samples that same night and sent it for lab testing. Lizard in IRCTC food? An elderly person cheats Indian Railway staff to get a free meal.

Lizard found in a plate of Chole Bhature!

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Species of amphibians and reptiles threatened by drought years https://phrynosoma.org/species-of-amphibians-and-reptiles-threatened-by-drought-years/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 16:55:12 +0000 https://phrynosoma.org/species-of-amphibians-and-reptiles-threatened-by-drought-years/ The low rainfall in recent years has not only significantly reduced amphibians in Brandenburg, but also many reptile species. Although most populations had already been threatened before 1989, there were only sharp declines due to drought after 2019, said the Ministry of the Environment in Potsdam in response to a question from the parliamentary group […]]]>

The low rainfall in recent years has not only significantly reduced amphibians in Brandenburg, but also many reptile species. Although most populations had already been threatened before 1989, there were only sharp declines due to drought after 2019, said the Ministry of the Environment in Potsdam in response to a question from the parliamentary group of the AfD.

This has since been the case for all species of amphibians. In order to secure their populations, there are protection projects for various species of reptiles and amphibians. These included the European tortoise, green lizard, pit viper, and various species of amphibians.

It was only recently that nature monitoring and the Union for Nature and Biodiversity Conservation (Nabu) Brandenburg sounded the alarm about the decline in amphibian populations.

Between 2014 and 2018, nature rangers reportedly counted around 39,000 animals at the 33 protective fences, in 2021 only 13,500. The Nabu have spoken of a decline in amphibian populations of 60-100%.

According to the ministry, the populations of green toads, natterjack toads, fire-bellied toads, herbivorous frogs, small water frogs and pit vipers have declined significantly. There were still positive trends from 1990 to 2019 for the green lizard and European tortoise, he added.

The decisive factor, according to the ministry’s assessment, was the protective measures. “Gradual positive trends” had also been recorded during this period for the species newt spawned, toad toad, tree frog and moor frog, as well as for the sand lizard.

The greatest threats to various species of amphibians and reptiles are believed to be from habitat loss and degradation. For example, more and more natural areas are cultivated and spawning grounds are affected by fertilizers and pesticides. Mechanical cultivation of land and road traffic would also have negative consequences. Some native populations would be displaced by immigrant species.

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Breakthrough in Paleontology: 80-Million-Year-Old Marine Reptile Fossil Found at Red Sed | Science | New https://phrynosoma.org/breakthrough-in-paleontology-80-million-year-old-marine-reptile-fossil-found-at-red-sed-science-new/ Sat, 04 Jun 2022 09:01:00 +0000 https://phrynosoma.org/breakthrough-in-paleontology-80-million-year-old-marine-reptile-fossil-found-at-red-sed-science-new/ During redevelopment projects in Saudi Arabia, archaeologists have discovered the fossils of an 18-meter-tall Mosasaur, a 14-ton sea lizard often referred to as the ‘T-Rex of the sea’. The fossil was over 80 million years old and was discovered as part of a ten-day dig led by paleontologists from the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS). Besides […]]]>

During redevelopment projects in Saudi Arabia, archaeologists have discovered the fossils of an 18-meter-tall Mosasaur, a 14-ton sea lizard often referred to as the ‘T-Rex of the sea’. The fossil was over 80 million years old and was discovered as part of a ten-day dig led by paleontologists from the Saudi Geological Survey (SGS). Besides the mosasaur bone, the researchers also unearthed various samples ranging from the Late Cretaceous to the Eocene, around 80 to 45 million years ago.

About half of the sites surveyed have yielded rare fossils, with researchers expecting to uncover many more in future excavations.

The findings offered new insights, as this is the first record of marine mammals from the Paleogene period found in the Red Sea coastal zone.

Speaking to Express.co.uk, Abdulla M Memesh, Geological Studies Program Director, said: “Cretaceous vertebrate fossils from the Red Sea Coastal Plain are part of the global Tethys Ocean assemblages. which dominated most of the second half of the Mesozoic Era before the Great Cretaceous Extinction.

“New fossils and localities in the Arabian Peninsula will greatly add to the international paleo database and to our knowledge of the prehistory of this region.”

Memesh noted that in the future, he and his team expect to find many more such large creatures in the regions, many of which lived around the same time period.

He continued: “We already knew that these creatures once lived in the Tethyan Ocean in this part of the world, based on information obtained from previous geological expeditions.

“But only now have we had access alongside our Red Sea partners to visit and explore this part of the Arabian Peninsula with greater depth.”

Along with mosasaur fossils, scientists who excavated the site also discovered numerous fossilized remains of sea cows, crocodiles, and one of the largest turtles ever discovered in the area.

READ MORE: Archaeological breakthrough as 3,400-year-old lost city is unveiled

Oliver Wood, director of adventure and sports at The Red Sea Development Company, which will soon be developing a regenerative tourism project at the site, said: “All over the world, coasts and cliffs close to the sea have always unearthed stories from the past, including Britain’s Jurassic Coast.

“We wanted to discover what was hidden under the rocks, dunes and sands of the coastline on which we are developing our destination, linking our fossils and finds to that of the world, and allowing us to better understand the history of the planet and the role that the lands and seas of Saudi Arabia have played millions of years ago until today.

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80 million year old aquatic reptile fossils found in western Saudi Arabia https://phrynosoma.org/80-million-year-old-aquatic-reptile-fossils-found-in-western-saudi-arabia/ Wed, 01 Jun 2022 03:57:05 +0000 https://phrynosoma.org/80-million-year-old-aquatic-reptile-fossils-found-in-western-saudi-arabia/ Saudi Gazette report JEDDAH – Fossils of a huge sea lizard dating back more than 80 million years have been discovered during excavation work by the Red Sea Development Company on the west coast of Saudi Arabia. The company said it was working in partnership with the Saudi Geological Survey on a project believed to […]]]>

Saudi Gazette report

JEDDAH – Fossils of a huge sea lizard dating back more than 80 million years have been discovered during excavation work by the Red Sea Development Company on the west coast of Saudi Arabia.

The company said it was working in partnership with the Saudi Geological Survey on a project believed to be one of the Kingdom’s largest surveys of the Red Sea coast in the past ten days.

The spirit of adventure, according to John Pagano, CEO of the Red Sea Development Company, has always been associated with the essence of discovery.

Pagano further said that the location already has the first underwater archaeological excavation site in Saudi Arabia. He explained that the discovery indicated that life existed in the area millions of years ago.

Pagano went on to explain that the cooperation with the Saudi Geological Survey was an extension of his company’s unwavering commitment, as a real estate development company, to finding and safeguarding existing natural treasures, as well as presenting them to the world. public in the most appropriate form. way.

He mentioned Saudi Arabia’s growing interest in paleontology, anticipating that these latest discoveries would provide another incentive to encourage work on the discovery of ancient relics buried along the coast.

The Red Sea Development Company will continue to cooperate with the authority to identify sites of special geological significance, which will enhance the tourism experiences offered by the sustainable Red Sea destination by learning about the rich natural history of the Arabian Peninsula.

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Say hello to green iguanas at Visakhapatnam Zoo’s new Reptile House https://phrynosoma.org/say-hello-to-green-iguanas-at-visakhapatnam-zoos-new-reptile-house/ Sat, 28 May 2022 09:44:00 +0000 https://phrynosoma.org/say-hello-to-green-iguanas-at-visakhapatnam-zoos-new-reptile-house/ The city’s Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (IGZP) has an exciting new addition: Reptile House. Peer into the glass enclosures here to come face-to-face with beady-eyed iguanas. Appala Raju and Kotarao keepers are on hand all day tending to the reptiles and their food needs. “The idea is to provide an informative visual experience for visitors. […]]]>

The city’s Indira Gandhi Zoological Park (IGZP) has an exciting new addition: Reptile House. Peer into the glass enclosures here to come face-to-face with beady-eyed iguanas. Appala Raju and Kotarao keepers are on hand all day tending to the reptiles and their food needs.

“The idea is to provide an informative visual experience for visitors. There will be panels with facts about iguanas such as where they come from and what they eat,” says IGZP curator Nandani Salaria . Green iguanas are large species of arboreal and primarily herbivorous lizards. They are present over a wide geographical area and are native to southern Brazil, Paraguay, Mexico, South America and Puerto Rico.

A close view of the green iguana at the Reptile House opened at the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park

A close view of the green iguana at the Reptile House opened at the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park | Photo credit: KR Deepak

Currently, 16 sub-adult iguanas are placed in this new section at the IGZP. The zoo has a total of 30 iguanas (27 sub-adults and three adults); 27 hatchlings were born in two broods in two different seasons. The new enclosures are equipped with exhaust fans and khus khus mats to maintain room temperature. “Green iguanas prefer a temperature of around 40 degrees Celsius and humidity, so the Reptile House is built in such a way that there is enough sunlight,” says Nandani. The region also has trails suitable for people with reduced mobility. Wooden logs and plywood enrichment tools are kept for visual enrichment.

The Reptile House recently opened at the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Visakhapatnam.

The Reptile House recently opened at the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Visakhapatnam. | Photo credit: KR Deepak

Zoo officials monitor the reptiles in their new home through a series of measures. These include the formulation of a diet according to the needs of the species, the fortification of food with vitamin and mineral supplements according to the stage of development, the administration of antibiotics by bad time to prevent the onset of disease, regular disinfection of the pen, provision of footbaths at the entrance, daily cleaning of feeders and drinkers, and periodic removal and replacement of soil of the top layer in the pens.

The zoo also plans to soon invite new inhabitants through animal exchange programs with other zoos. On the list are the reticulated python, red-crowned tortoise, Travancore tortoise, and Whitaker’s sand boa.

The Reptile House recently opened at the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Visakhapatnam.

The Reptile House recently opened at the Indira Gandhi Zoological Park in Visakhapatnam. | Photo credit: KR Deepak

The Indira Gandhi Zoological Park has a variety of ongoing development activities. As part of the company’s environmental activity, IOCL undertook development programs with a budget of ₹2 crore. “We have installed benches and litter bins for visitors and landscaped some areas of the zoo. In addition, we are building night houses for rhinos and striped hyenas and we are also repairing enclosures for Himalayan black bears and aviary enclosures,” Nandani said. Apart from this, the Bioscope interpretation center is also being modernized.

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Herps Alive Reptile Rescue visits Martin Elementary School | News, Sports, Jobs https://phrynosoma.org/herps-alive-reptile-rescue-visits-martin-elementary-school-news-sports-jobs/ Sat, 28 May 2022 04:33:20 +0000 https://phrynosoma.org/herps-alive-reptile-rescue-visits-martin-elementary-school-news-sports-jobs/ A yellow boa constrictor was presented to Martin Elementary students on Friday. (Photo by Douglas Huxley) Martin Elementary students were able to pet a California king snake during Friday’s reptile show. (Photo by Douglas Huxley) Pictured left are Keith Gisser of Herps Alive Reptile Rescue; Paxton Arnott, Kindergarten; Fletcher Nguyen, Kindergarten; […]]]>



A yellow boa constrictor was presented to Martin Elementary students on Friday. (Photo by Douglas Huxley)

PARKERSBURG — Students at Martin Elementary were treated to a visit from some scaly creatures on Friday when Keith Gisser, a herpetologist and reptile handler with Herps Alive Reptile Rescue, brought some friends over to meet them.

Gisser introduced students to reptiles such as turtles, bearded dragons, tegus (a species of South American lizard), blue-tongued skink, “who does not stink” and of course, snakes. There was also a frog, a member of the amphibian family.

The students screamed in delight and amazement as Gisser pulled out each reptile, with the biggest show of excitement coming when Benny, the 15-foot-long Burmese python, was introduced.

Gisser introduced each reptile, explained where they could be found in the wild, talked about what they ate, and then walked around to allow students to interact with each first hand.

A group of brave students volunteered to come hold Benny to demonstrate the incredible length these reptiles can get.

Martin Elementary students were able to pet a California king snake during Friday’s reptile show. (Photo by Douglas Huxley)

Herps Alive Reptile Rescue is a nonprofit foundation in South Euclid, Ohio that welcomes unwanted, abused, and neglected reptiles and adoptable reptiles and amphibians, lightly used gear, guided tours, programs educational and more. They have rescued reptiles from over 15 states and made appearances at over 200 college campuses and schools in 36 states. They can be contacted at herpsalive@earthlink.net.

Douglass Huxley can be contacted at dhuxley@newsandsentinel.com

Pictured left are Keith Gisser of Herps Alive Reptile Rescue; Paxton Arnott, Kindergarten; Fletcher Nguyen, Kindergarten; Liam Jenkins, third year; Tiana Morris, fifth grade; Chelsea Hall, sophomore; Lilah Beltcher, freshman; and fourth-grade Paige McCutcheon held a yellow boa constrictor on Friday to demonstrate just how long these reptiles can grow. (Photo by Douglas Huxley)

Reptile trainer Keith Gisser of Herps Alive Reptile Rescue spoke to the students as a bearded dragon rested on his head. (Photo by Douglas Huxley)




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Busy week for reptile rescuers in Agra https://phrynosoma.org/busy-week-for-reptile-rescuers-in-agra/ Fri, 27 May 2022 19:49:37 +0000 https://phrynosoma.org/busy-week-for-reptile-rescuers-in-agra/ Agra, May 28 (SocialNews.XYZ) Trained snake hunters in the city have struggled to respond to distress calls from panicked people, following a series of reptile sightings weeks before the monsoon. From rescuing a 6-foot-long Indian rat snake from a home’s electrical fuse panel in Bodla to a venomous 5-foot-long spectacled cobra from Shri Shyam Mahavidhyalaya […]]]>

Agra, May 28 (SocialNews.XYZ) Trained snake hunters in the city have struggled to respond to distress calls from panicked people, following a series of reptile sightings weeks before the monsoon.

From rescuing a 6-foot-long Indian rat snake from a home’s electrical fuse panel in Bodla to a venomous 5-foot-long spectacled cobra from Shri Shyam Mahavidhyalaya and a monitor lizard under a home’s blender grinder At Awas Vikas Colony, the Wildlife SOS team had a busy week.


With rising mercury levels in northern India, snakes are emerging from their burrows and pits to seek refuge in cooler places such as houses and factories.

Team members should be extra careful when extracting distressed snakes, as they want to avoid further agitating the snakes, which could lead to casualties. The team received a panicked call about a Cobra sighting at Shri Shyam Mahavidhyalaya in Karahara, Agra. The poisonous snake was in the meeting room. Since the lobby is being renovated, the cobra decided to take refuge in an empty paint bucket in the lobby and was safely rescued by Wildlife SOS’s rapid response unit later.

The team also rescued a monitor lizard hiding under a mixer grinder in Awas Vikas settlement and a 4ft long rat snake from the drain pipe of a Krishna Dham settlement house in Sikandra, Agra.

All reptiles were kept under observation for a few hours and then released into their natural habitat.

Kartick Satyanarayan, co-founder and CEO of Wildlife SOS, said, “Our rescue team is well trained to handle such delicate rescue operations and ensure the snakes are rescued without causing harm. We are grateful to people for reaching out to Wildlife. SOS in times of aid, as we can ensure the safety of all involved.”

Baijuraj MV, Director of Conservation Projects for Wildlife SOS, said: “Snakes are ectothermic animals and cannot regulate their internal body temperature. months, the Wildlife SOS rapid intervention unit carried out numerous rescues of snakes and other wild animals. If you ever spot an animal in distress, alert the Wildlife SOS team on our helpline.

Source: IANS

Busy week for reptile rescuers in Agra

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