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Increased protection for 44 species of Asian Turtles and 3 U.S. species

Turtles and tortoises are the most threatened of any other major groups of terrestrial vertebrates (such as birds, mammals, amphibians).  Recently, the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) has approved proposals to increase

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Bodega Workshop Photos


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Painted Turtle Genome

The Washington University Genome Center recently posted the web page for the Painted Turtle genome project. The full assembly is also available on GenBank.

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Hawaii Herp Group

Lizards in the lab: What model organisms can teach us and when they can deceive us¬† Presented by: Justin Waguarnery Wednesday February 20, 2013 6pm – 7:30pm Biomed B Courtyard   Beer, beverages, and light snacks available. Contributions welcome. Please

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First meeting of the Hawaii Herp Group

Please come to the first meeting of the UH Herpetology Club Presented by: Jeff Scales The evolution of lizard locomotor diversity: selection, form and function in lizards of the Southwest United States Wednesday January 16, 2012 6pm – 7:30pm Biomed

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Taxonomy: more than lumping and splitting

While this isn’t really lab news, I wanted to call attention to an ongoing discussion over at Anole Annals regarding a recently proposed reclassification that advocates breaking up the genus Anolis into eight genera (Nicholson et al. 2012; pdf). Regardless

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Conserving California’s amphibians and reptiles

At long last, the California Amphibian and Reptile Species of Special Concern project is nearing completion. We recently put the finishing touches on the manuscript and handed it off to the California Department of Fish and Game for a final

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