Herpetology

yellow-bellied sea snake

Why are there no sea snakes in the Atlantic?

Sea snakes are an evolutionary success story. With about 70 species, they’re the most diverse reptile group in the ocean, outnumbering sea turtle species 10-to-...

oVert

What is oVert? oVert, short for openVertebrate, is a new initiative to provide free, digital 3-D vertebrate anatomy models and data to researchers, educators, ...
Hellbender

Young hellbenders need a kids’ menu

Juvenile hellbenders have a different diet than adults, a finding that could help improve conservation efforts of the giant aquatic salamanders. A study of diet...
frog on clay pot

Behold, the ancient ones

Frogs date back more than 150 million years in the fossil record, and for centuries, the amphibians have been idolized and used in various ways by different cul...