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Turtles I Have Recently Seen

TURTLES! A section of the montage that's being prepared for the Tet Zoo Big Book (larger version viewable at my patreon). Image in-prep, by Darren Naish.

June 3, 2015 — Darren Naish

Shy Snake Packs a Deadly Bite

Hey so snakes that inject venom into the bloodstream are pretty bad, how about a snake that injects venom into your bloodstream AND makes you bleed out from every orifice?

August 10, 2014 — Bec Crew

Hell yes: Komodo dragons!!! (again)

What with all the monitor-themed goodness around these parts lately (see links below), it seems only fitting that I provide a re-vamped, substantially updated version of this Tet Zoo ver 2 classic (originally published in September 2007).

March 5, 2014 — Darren Naish
Australia, land of dragons (part II)

Australia, land of dragons (part II)

Time for more Australian agamids, or amphibolurines, or dragons, whichever you prefer. Last time round, we looked at the water dragons, Moloch and a few other taxa, meaning that all thats left to get through is the remainder.

February 7, 2014 — Darren Naish

Skinks skinks skinks (part I)

Skinks (properly Scincidae… though read on) are one of the most successful of squamate groups, accounting for approximately 1500 species - in other words, for about 25% of all lizards.

October 10, 2014 — Darren Naish
Cant get me enough of that sweet, sweet Temnodontosaurus

Cant get me enough of that sweet, sweet Temnodontosaurus

One of my favourite ichthyosaurs is the generally large, archaic, long-snouted Temnodontosaurus, and if you have an especially good memory youll recall it being mentioned here and there on Tet Zoo over the years (see links below).

January 30, 2014 — Darren Naish

The Atomic Worm-Lizard and Other Aprasia Flapfoots

I'm feeling the urge to blog about lizards. So, today I'd like to talk about the Aprasia species, a group of short-tailed, near-limbless gekkotans that belong to the Australian Pygopodidae family, the so-called flapfoots, flap-footed lizards or pygopods.

March 11, 2015 — Darren Naish
Grassland earless dragons

Grassland earless dragons

Today: LIZARDS. Even better: obscure Australian agamids, or dragon lizards, or dragons, if you prefer. Ive written about agamids a few times on Tet Zoo but have never gotten to say much (if anything) about the Australian radiation, grouped together into the clade Amphibolurinae.

January 4, 2014 — Darren Naish

The Madagascan Skink Amphiglossus Eats Crabs

Neither stream-dwelling nor crab-eating are common behavior in lizards. Madagascar is home to a morphologically and behaviorally diverse group of skinks, and a few of those are confirmed stream-dwellers. Here I discuss a case in which biologist Asia Murphy has succeeded in photographing—perhaps for the first time—one of these stream-dwelling skinks eating crabs...

February 5, 2016 — Darren Naish

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