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  1. Other frogs
    Hi, Frank Indiviglio here. I’m a herpetologist, zoologist, and book author, recently retired from a career spent at several zoos, aquariums, and museums, including over 20 with the Bronx Zoo. The discovery of a new frog is always an exciting event, but the species revealed in this month’s...
  2. Science & Conservation
    Hi, Frank Indiviglio here. I’m a herpetologist, zoologist, and book author, recently retired from a career spent at several zoos, aquariums, and museums, including over 20 years with the Bronx Zoo I always advise young students intent on reaching fame to study invertebrates…uncounted millions...
  3. Science & Conservation
    Hi, Frank Indiviglio here. I’m a herpetologist, zoologist, and book author, recently retired from a career spent at several zoos, aquariums, and museums, including over 20 years with the Bronx Zoo. Be it the discovery of a new species in the middle of NYC or the revelation that Mimic Poison...
  4. The Lounge
    Hi, Frank Indiviglio here. I’m a herpetologist, zoologist, and book author, recently retired from a career of over 20 years with the Bronx Zoo. Not a week – much less a year – passes without an exciting new herp species being discovered. Included among this year’s surprising finds are the...
  5. Science & Conservation
    Hi All, Madagascar’s bizarre Leaf-Tailed Geckos (Uroplatus spp.) are on the wish lists of many lizard enthusiasts. Even after decades of keeping reptiles in zoos, I was shocked by the sight of my first specimen. Equally unique are Australia’s fantastic Leaf-Tailed Geckos (genus Saltuarius)...
  6. General Discussion
    Hi All, Researchers working in a little-studied rainforest have uncovered a minute Poison Frog that seems restricted to a tiny range within a very unique habitat. Labeled a “micro-endemic”, the newly-described frog may be threatened by plans to encourage ecotourism in the area. Its species...
  7. Science & Conservation
    Hi All, An amazing array of newly-discovered reptiles and amphibians grabbed our attention this past year. The unexpected discoveries of an undescribed Leopard Frog in New York City and a Rainbow Skink in an Australian backyard reminded us that wonderful surprises surround us, if only we take...
  8. The Lounge
    Source: New to Nature No 53: Pterinopelma sazimai | Science | The Observer This article was published in September of last year, but still I find this to be a very beautiful "new" animal worth sharing.
  9. Plants
    Source: Unique night-flowering orchid found | Science | guardian.co.uk This species was found towards the end of last year (November). Arizona State University compiles an annual list of the top 10 new species found in the last 12 months, and shares the list on May 23, Carl Linnaeus’ birthday.
  10. Other frogs
    Hi All, As a native of NYC, I’m no stranger to the natural wonders to be found there. In my time, I’ve filled quite a few notebooks with pleasant surprises…coyotes in Manhattan, Pine Voles in the Bronx, Red Salamanders on Staten Island, 1,000+ insect species, 13 herps, 250+ birds, red and gray...
  11. Science & Conservation
    Read about it here: The Amphibian Avenger YOu can even give it a name if you have a few thousand dollars!:)
  12. Identification Forum
    Hello, I am interested to know if there is any viewer that might be able to identify this dendrobate that I found last week, downstream from Iquitos, Peru. possibly someone has a complex of this species in captivity? I am not sure, some other herpetologist were quite surprised when they saw the...
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