Caribbean lizards face extinction threat

Caribbean lizards face extinction threat

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., April 30 (UPI) -- Twenty-four new species of lizard were recently discovered in the Caribbean and almost half are already close to extinction, researchers say.

Scientist warns of mass Haiti extinctions

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Nov. 16 (UPI) -- A U.S. biologist says Haiti is on the brink of experiencing mass extinctions like the times when dinosaurs and other species suddenly disappeared from Earth.

Web site offers species origin information

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., June 10 (UPI) -- Two U.S. universities have created a Web site that offers easy access to the latest knowledge about the origin of species on Earth.

Tiniest snake discovered in Barbados

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados, Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The smallest snake known to man has been discovered on the Caribbean island of Barbados, a U.S. expert says.

Caribbean frogs came from single species

STATE COLLEGE, Pa., June 7 (UPI) -- A U.S. study suggests nearly all 162 land-breeding frog species living on Caribbean islands originated from a single frog species.

New method found for dating old art, books

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., June 21 (UPI) -- A Pennsylvania State University scientist says he has developed a rather simple method for determining the age of very old art prints and books.

Genealogy of scaly reptiles is rewritten

PHILADELPHIA, Nov. 22 (UPI) -- Penn State scientists have completed the most comprehensive analysis ever of genetic relationships among snakes, lizards, and other scaly reptiles.

Scientists: Snakes came from land, not sea

UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa., Feb. 3 (UPI) -- Research conducted at Pennsylvania State University in University Park, Pa., suggests snakes made their debut on land not in the ocean.

New species of frog found in India

WESTERN GHATS, India, Oct. 18 (UPI) -- Purple cows remain elusive, but scientists have discovered a species of purple frog in southern India.

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Researchers find world's smallest lizard

COLLEGE PARK,, Pa., Dec. 2 (UPI) -- From snout to tail, it barely spans a quarter. In fact, this miniscule creature's more comfortable curling up on a dime. It's the world's smallest lizard and it
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