American alligators can be found almost everywhere in southeastern United States and just recently, even strolling across a Florida golf course. Here are some six interesting facts about this gator.
Scientists have discovered a fossil of a new ancient marine animal that resembles present-day dolphins. The said fossil gives a hint of how marine reptiles survived mass extinction 250 million years ago.
Researchers found that Australian bearded dragon lizards also experience Rapid Eye Movement (REM) sleep and slow-wave sleep suggesting that dreaming must have evolved earlier than what the scientist have previously thought.
If you ever wanted to experience swimming with "Godzilla," this stunning video might give you a hint.
A massive gator of around 780 pounds was found in Florida last weekend. Of all the hunts done by Outwest Farm hunters, this was one of their biggest catches.
Even giant snakes cannot resist the Sunshine State. A record-breaking 16-foot python was recently captured in South Florida, setting a new record for the state for the largest male ever caught.
A new monitor lizard, scientifically known as Varanus semotus, was recently found isolated on Mussau Island. Boasting a long turquoise-spotted tail, this lizard is considered the island's top predator.
Pareiasaurs were massive herbivores that ruled the Earth long before dinosaurs. Despite their stumpy limbs, researchers have found China natives were actually world travelers, able to mingle with relatives in Russia and South Africa.
Mammals have evolved much more sensitive hearing than their reptile-like ancestors thanks to three super tiny bones tucked away in the auditory canal. But researchers are still unsure how the mammalian middle ear evolve. Now the University of Queensland (UQ), is shedding some light on the matter, challenging current beliefs and calling for further fossil evidence.
Gender of many reptiles, including crocodilians and turtles, is largely determined by the temperature in which eggs incubate. When taking a closer look at the molecular mechanisms behind this phenomena known as temperature-dependent sex determination, researchers discovered a thermosentive protein inside the egg plays a key role.
Using a recently unearthed 90 million-year-old fossilized reptile skull, researchers reveal new insight regarding how snakes lost their limbs. It turns out the evolutionary characteristic of burrowing plays a key role.
Biologists recently discovered skin proteins shared by humans and turtles which developed in a common ancestor roughly 310 million years ago.
The corn snake's genome has been sequenced for the first time, and reveals important information regarding the gene mutation responsible for albinism.
Supercontinent Pangaea covered most of the Earth 278 million years ago and was home to animals unlike modern species. Researchers from The Field Museum describe several new amphibian species and a reptile that help paint a clearer picture of how diverse these ancient species really were.