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The 'Explosive' Bombardier Beetle Got Robbed by a Dingo for the Title of Most Interesting Genome


Gizmodo - Apr 15, 2017
First of all, the temple pitviper is found in the Snake Temple of Penang, Malaysia which is a fascinating place itself. Its venom contains four toxins that aren't present in other snake species' venom. Male and female snakes aren't usually very ...
 

Scientists compete to sequence animal genomes


The Straits Times - Mar 30, 2017
Lurking in the nature reserves and parks of Singapore is a peculiar snake not known to many. The temple pitviper is sexually dimorphic (distinct) - the males are green while the much larger females sport black, white and yellow scales, although both ...
 

Sandy the dingo wins world's most interesting genome competition


Science Daily - Apr 15, 2017
The public determined the winner, with two-year old Sandy securing 41 per cent of the international community votes, closely followed by a Temple Pitviper snake, then a solar-powered sea slug, an explosive bombardier beetle, and a pink pigeon. "We areĀ ...
 

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Asian Pitvipers Breeding Experience & Wildlife


by: Dick Visser
Frankfurt am Main October 2015, hardcover, 571 pages, 647 colour photos, 4 black-and-white photos, 34 colour drawings, 27 line drawings, 25 diagrams, 2 tables und 81 distribution maps. The images shown in this book were contributed by more than 60 photographers from more than 20 different countries. This volume is a combination of travelling experiences, long-term breeding experience (Dick's as well as some other breeder's) and data from the literature available. Among the photos some recently described species are found e.
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Biology of the Pitvipers


by: Jonathan A. Campbell, Edmund D. Brodie, Jr.
An exceptional collection of 30 seperate contributions by 51 authorities covering the systematics, evolution, natural history, behavior, and conservation of the world's pit-vipers. Also included are papers providing a comprehensive review of pit-viper envenomation and treatment and a discussion of Paramyxoviral infections in animals maintained in captivity. A must have volume for everyone interested in Pit-Vipers. Illustrated with 122 color and 100 b/w photos, numerous graphs, charts and tables, multiple bibliographies.
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Asian Pitvipers Breeding Experience & Wildlife by Dick Visser


by: Dick Visser

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FAUNA Magazine Volume 2 Number 2 March April 2001


FEATURES: Lizards of El Dorado, KATYDIDS, Pitvipers and Lanceheads - William W Lamar, Walking Fossils: Velvet Worms - Julian Monge-Najera...
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