An introduction to the first reptiles on earth
By: Jason Hernandez
Mention ancient reptiles, and most people think of dinosaurs. But dinosaurs were actually very advanced reptiles, and only appeared on the earth many millions of years after the reptile class began. Even the popular movie, Jurassic Park, gives a somewhat erroneous view, as the majority...
By: Rex Trulove
One of the keys to successfully having a reptile pet, or for them to survive in the wild, is in defining what they eat. The reason this is so crucial is that reptiles don't all eat the same things, nor in the same way.Some...
By: Julie Diaz
Of the more than 135 species of snakes in Central America, only 17 varieties are venomous. These snakes are members of the Viper, Coral or Sea snake families. There are also 2 venomous lizards, the Gila Monster and Mexican beaded lizard, found in Mexico. The...
By: Julie Diaz
Central America, with its humid tropical climate, is home to at least 135 species of snakes. The vast majority of these snakes are harmless and many are quite beautiful. Snakes are found in a variety of habitats, but most are in low to middle elevation...
By: Brandi Carpo
The class Reptilia consists of over 7,000 living species which belong to one of four main reptile groups. Those four main groups are crocodilia, sphenodontia, squamata, and testudines. Despite all reptiles being air-breathing, cold-blooded vertebrates; each group of reptile is uniquely different.The order...
By: Jason Hernandez
Since the dawn of human culture, the world of animals has fascinated humans. There seemed no end to the kinds of animals; and early humans soon noticed that not all animals fit into neat categories. What were our primitive ancestors to make of the bat...
By: Glenda K. Fralin
Traveling into areas teaming with wildlife as rich as the tropical regions of Central America will bring a person into proximity with some of the most beautiful and dangerous creatures. Incidents of snake bite do occur but are not as frequent as one may think...
By: Tenebris
Approximately 150 species of snakes can be found throughout Central America; with over 130 in the protected ecology of Costa Rica alone. While snakes can be found in every terrain in this region, most live in low to mid-elevation rainforest environments. Their most common prey...
By: Brandi Carpo
Reptilian dining habits vary between species with most reptiles being carnivorous. Reptiles use their teeth only to hold their prey, as opposed to chewing or tearing apart their prey as do many mammals. Some reptiles have specialized feeding habits and dine on a single type...
By: Perry McCarney
This article evaluates the potential for Bemisia tabaci, commonly called sweet potato whitefly to become invasive in New Zealand. It is not currently known to be extant in New Zealand, but it is on the "100 of the world's worst invasive alien species" list in...

 

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