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Species New to Science: [Herpetology • 2015] Ghatixalus magnus • A Novel Third Species of the Western Ghats Endemic Genus Ghatixalus (Anura: Rhacophoridae), with Description of its Tadpole

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Pictures of the day: 31 January 2013

A tiny Madagascar dwarf chameleon is thought to be the worlds smallest chameleon, measuring less than 30mm from its snout to the tip of its tail. Photo: Masahiro Lijima/Caters News

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Animal photos of the week: 2 August 2013

....The creature even appeared to point the way as the unusual duo made their way across the water. According to the photographer, the pond crossing took 10 minutes, with the frog depositing the mantis safely on the other side.

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A five-year-old steppe turtle with two heads and six paws is held up for a photograph at the Science History Museum in Kiev. The Ukrainian born reptile with a heart-shaped shell, two hearts but only one intestine, is being displayed at an exhibition called Live Dragons. Organiser Dmitry Tkachev said that the two heads can't see each other: “Each has its own character, so they often want to crawl in different directions." Sergei Ryabov, reptile expert, said each head has its own favourite…

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Animal photos of the week: 5 September 2014

An Armadillo Lizard bites its own tail while trying to roll into a defensive ball