The question of what the Tully monster is remains up in the air.
Different vertebrate species in the eastern United States have responded to the effects of climate change over the last 500,000 years differently.
A collaborative team of researchers recently developed an online portal for scientists studying diseases threatening global populations of amphibians, reptiles and fish. This new system could aid in future outbreaks.
Despite their long, long time on Earth, sharks and ray-finned fishes are losing in the competition of species proliferation. An evolutionary biologist has findings regarding land vs. water, and predictions for other biodiversity patterns.
The chance of being re-infected with malaria, or of being exposed to resistant strains, may increase as mosquitoes find more hosts on which to feed.
Social insects have smaller brain regions for central cognitive processing than solitary insects, researchers say.
A 333-million year old fossil recently uncovered in Australia is shedding light on the evolution of land-dwelling vertebrate animals, suggesting that they transitioned to land earlier than thought.
It seems that males may not be necessary for reproduction after all. Scientists have discovered that around three percent of smalltooth sawfish living in a Florida estuary are the product of "virgin births" - the first case ever seen in vertebrates in the wild.
Millions of years ago, when vertebrates evolved from the sea to land, they had to go through some evolutionary changes, including the development of sex organs. Now, new research is shedding light on these genetic changes after turning lizard limbs into genitalia in the lab.