The Cryptozoology Society

17Apr/140

New relative of the ‘penis snake’ discovered in Myanmar

Scientists have discovered a new species of limbless amphibians, known as caecilians, in Myanmar. Dubbing the species, the colorful ichthyophis (Ichthyophis multicolor), the researchers describe the new amphibian in a recent paper published in Zootaxa. The world's most famous caecilian is the so-called penis snake (Atretochoana eiselti) which was rediscovered in Brazil in 2011.
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6Sep/130

Not just bats and frogs: snake fungal disease hits U.S.

A fungal outbreak in the eastern and Midwestern United States is infecting some populations of wild snakes. Snake Fungal Disease (SFD), a fungal dermatitis consistently associated with the fungus Ophidiomyces ophiodiicola, is showing recent spikes in occurrence according to the U.S. Geological Survey's National Wildlife Health Center (NWHC) and other diagnostic laboratories.
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27Mar/130

Relative of the ‘penis snake’ discovered in South America (photos)

A new species of caecilian - a worm-like amphibian - has been discovered in French Guiana.
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9Feb/130

Snake pictures celebrating the Year of the Snake

Sunday, February 10, marks start of Chinese New Year. 2013 is the "Year of the Snake" — specifically the water snake.
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28Nov/120

Birders urge ban on imports of 5 snake species

Bird conservationists in the United States are urging Congress to ban imports of five types of snakes that are considered a threat to native birds.
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28Nov/120

Long and thin with a big head: new snake adds diversity to a bizarre group (photo)

There's no question that blunt-headed vine snakes are an odd lot: a thin body tapers into an even thinner neck which expands suddenly into a broad head with massive eyes. Until now only six species were recognized from this genus, known as Imantodes, but a new study in Zookeys describes a seventh species: Imantodes chocoensis from the Chocó Forests in northeastern Ecuador.
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