Reptile

  • Male pterodactyls tools to woo opposite sex 21-01-2011 06:44 PM

    London: Male pterodactyls, a class of flying reptiles which lived alongside dinosaurs between 220 and 65 million years ago, used their giant head crests to woo the opposite sex, a rare fossil find has revealed. Scientists who have unearthed a 160-million-year-old fossil, dubbed "Mrs T", believe that while female pterodactyls...
  • Pterosaurs were soaring fliers and light landers 24-11-2010 09:59 PM

    London: Pterosaurs, the largest known flying reptiles that roamed the earth some 65 million years ago, were light and fragile creatures best suited for catching rising air to soar, a new study has found. The ancient reptiles that existed at the time of dinosaurs were incredibly at their best in...
  • A fifth of world's life at extinction risk 27-10-2010 11:22 AM

    Nagoya (Japan): A fifth of the world's mammals, birds, amphibians, reptiles and fishes are in imminent danger of going extinct, says this year's edition of the benchmark IUCN Red List. The percentages of threatened invertebrates and plants are similar. Releasing the findings at the Oct 18-29 UN biodiversity summit, being...
  • Croc picks Aussie PM as federal poll winner 20-08-2010 01:41 PM

    Melbourne: A saltwater crocodile, admired for his prowess at predicting the future, has reportedly tipped Australian Prime Minister Julia Gillard as winner of the federal election to be held on Saturday. Harry, a 4.9-metre-long crocodile, was given the choice of munching on one of two chicken carcasses - one tied...
  • Snake halts Orissa Assembly proceedings 23-07-2009 02:20 PM

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  • Watch: Meet the 111-year-old father 27-01-2009 04:09 PM

    This oldest father of New Zealand is not a man but a reptile. ...