Navigation Links
The amazing amphibians and reptiles of the Philippine island Luzon
Date:2/7/2013

A recent study of the amphibians and reptiles of Sierra Madre Mountain Range, northeastern Luzon, reveals a preliminary enumeration of more than 100 species that contribute to the unique biodiversity of the region. At present, the Luzon region's herpetological range stands at more than 150 species. Out of these, a total of 49 amphibian species have been documented, 44 of which are native and a remarkable 32 endemic. In the world of reptiles, Luzon can boast with 106 native species, 76 of which are unique to this region.

The catalogue published in the open access journal Zookeys features a fascinating range of reptiles and amphibians, such as the beautifully coloured colubrid snake Hologerrhum philippinum, which is one of the four endemic snake genera from the region and can be recognized by the vibrant-yellow skin decoration. Another species that provokes amazement is the bizarre soft-shell turtle Pelochelys cantorii. The variety described in this study includes fascinating frogs, crocodiles, snakes, lizards and many more, offering a menagerie of shapes and colours all documented in stunning photography.

With such a great array of biodiversity, the northern Philippines has been the focus of of large numbers of new species discoveries and re-discoveries of new species in recent decades, establishing it as a major regional biodiversity hotspot. The herpetological diversity of the island may grow to
'/>"/>

Contact: Rafe M. Brown
afe@ku.edu
Pensoft Publishers
Source:Eurekalert  

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Amazing diversity documented in national park
2. Environmental concerns increasing infectious disease in amphibians, other animals
3. Dinosaurs were warm-blooded reptiles
4. Seismic zones, river deltas, landslides, fossil reptiles, and more new Geology science
5. 2 new owls discovered in the Philippines
6. An ant scientists picnic: The highly diverse ant fauna of the Philippines
7. Rhode Island Hospital: Adult entertainment workers likely to benefit from health care intervention
8. Rubbing boulders, fossil mammal teeth, barrier islands, and a change in volcanic behavior
9. Big-mouthed babies drove the evolution of giant island snakes
10. UF to establish Faroe Island research center with help of baseball star
11. Global warming refuge discovered near at-risk Pacific island nation of Kiribati
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
The amazing amphibians and reptiles of the Philippine island Luzon
(Date:4/23/2014)... greater prevalence of asthma, allergies and other chronic inflammatory ... due in part to their reduced exposure to the ... new scientific paper. , The article, published in the ... people living in urban centers who have less access ... chronic inflammation, a condition caused by immune system dysfunction. ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... with Huntington,s disease, most in their mid-thirties and ... and behavioral decline within two decades. "Mutant" protein ... genetic disease, have been the primary focus of ... to new research from Prof. Gerardo Lederkremer and ... of Cell Research and Immunology, in collaboration with ...
(Date:4/23/2014)... 23, 2014) People who have had a stroke, ... neurological function. However, a study conducted in Taiwan, that ... Cell Transplantation , but is currently freely available on-line ... has found that when one group of stroke victims ... directly into the brain and a similar group did ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Rural microbes could boost city dwellers' health 2Rural microbes could boost city dwellers' health 3On the defensive 2On the defensive 3Autologous stem cell therapy improves motor function in chronic stroke victims 2
... University of Leicester and part-funded by The Leverhulme Trust aims ... By bringing together an artist and a neuroscientist, both ... perception. In the process of the research, both artist and ... the eye of the beholder. Rodrigo Quian Quiroga, Neuroscientist ...
... opinion that inflammation in adipose tissue may cause insulin resistance, ... Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet, published in the New ... in the body fat is only pernicious. Instead the findings ... necessary for fat cell turnover in the lean, healthy state. ...
... not just thinking big but also very, very, very ... director of Binghamton University,s Center for Advanced Sensors and ... that would detect and identify engineered nanoparticles. Her research ... the environmental release and transformation of these particles. ...
Cached Biology News:Beauty is in the eye of the beholder? 2Inflammation in body fat is not only pernicious 2Chemist monitors nanotechnology's environmental impact 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... 2014 2013 was a banner year ... Technologies®. They saw continued independent research led by the ... awarded a $1 million grant from the Susanne Marcus ... Behavior” a peer reviewed journal, Amy Grant highlighted Brainwave ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 Carahsoft and ... Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 2pm EST (11am PST), ... The topic focuses on how technology can turn raw, ... decisions for government agencies. The online webinar will last ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... 14, 2014 The largest international professional organization ... and therapeutic derivatives thereof has endorsed an educational ... about the challenges of adulterated herb and botanical ... The Society for Medicinal Plant and ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... January 14, 2014 Global Record ... innovative information technology solutions for patients, physicians, the ... stakeholders, announced today the signing of a three-year ... and Drug Administration (FDA). This initiative is ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 2Dynamic Innovative Technology Showcased at Scottsdale Company’s Open House 3Webcast - Natural Language Processing: Converting Raw Data into Actionable Knowledge – Hosted by Carahsoft and CDS Federal Services 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 2World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 3World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 4World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 5World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 6World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 7World's Largest Group of Medicinal Plant Researchers Endorses ABC-AHP-NCNPR Botanical Adulterants Program 8Global Record Systems Announces Research Collaboration Agreement with FDA to Create a Novel “Big Data” Paradigm for Collection of Patient Safety and Outcomes Information 2
... 1 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ - Resverlogix Corp.,("Resverlogix") (TSX:RVX) is pleased ... on May 8, 2008 at 9:00 pm MDT ... and the business aspects of the Company. Following ... answer session., The webcast can be accessed ...
... - Angiotech Pharmaceuticals,Inc. (NASDAQ: ANPI , TSX: ... today announced that it has received 510(k),clearance from ... begin,marketing sizes 3-0 and 4-0 of its Quill ... SRS PDO is a longer-lasting,absorbable suture, which is ...
... SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO, Calif., May 1 Renovis,Inc. (Nasdaq: ... the,adoption of the merger agreement with Evotec AG (Frankfurt ... today. The merger is,expected to close by May 5, ... share of Renovis common,stock will be automatically converted into ...
Cached Biology Technology:Resverlogix Notice of Conference Call & Webcast 2Angiotech Expands Quill(TM) SRS product offering receiving FDA 510(k) approval for smaller size diameters of Quill(TM) SRS PDO 2Angiotech Expands Quill(TM) SRS product offering receiving FDA 510(k) approval for smaller size diameters of Quill(TM) SRS PDO 3Angiotech Expands Quill(TM) SRS product offering receiving FDA 510(k) approval for smaller size diameters of Quill(TM) SRS PDO 4Renovis Stockholders Approve Acquisition by Evotec 2
A univariate (peak height or area) quantitative multi-component analysis package....
... The micro 1 is a dramatic breakthrough ... from 1mL with 10nL resolution, the micro 1 ... benchtop dispenser. And, the micro 1 never needs ... , Touch Screen programming on an LCD Display ...
... microscopes offer all of the features of ... Equipped with Koehler illumination, a centerable condenser ... B3 is the workhorse of Motic's range ... the need for re-focusing following a change ...
... Dye Primer Manual Cycle Sequencing Kit is ... primers and high-resolution fluorescence scanners. Sequencing reactions ... slab gel electrophoresis and scanning of the ... The kit components have been optimized ...
Biology Products: