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Global warming increases the risk of heat failure in ectotherms – EurekAlert

image: Reptiles like this baby Sonoran Desert tortoise in Arizona are ectotherms but not necessarily cold-blooded; its blood temperature depends on the ambient temperature. And THAT is getting dangerously hotter. view more  Credit: Cortesy of U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service Southwest…

How Global Warming Is Upending Life For Tiny Kenya Tribe: “We’re Divided” – NDTV

Kenya: El Molo watched their only freshwater pipeline slip beneath the surface. El Molo Bay, Kenya: At first light, children from one of Kenya’s smallest and most isolated tribes put on life jackets and board a fishing boat for the…

Harvard Researchers Discover Global Warming Spawned the Age of Reptiles – SciTechDaily

Artistic reconstruction of the reptile adaptive radiation in a terrestrial ecosystem during the warmest period in Earth’s history. Image depicts a massive, big-headed, carnivorous erythrosuchid (close relative to crocodiles and dinosaurs) and a tiny gliding reptile at about 240 million…

Global warming spawned the age of reptiles – EurekAlert

image: Artistic reconstruction of the reptile adaptive radiation in a terrestrial ecosystem during the warmest period in Earth’s history. Image depicts a massive, big-headed, carnivorous erythrosuchid (close relative to crocodiles and dinosaurs) and a tiny gliding reptile at about 240 million…

Paleontologists Discover Their Fossil Reveals Dinosaurs Had ‘Belly Buttons’

Thanks to an ‘incredible’ fossil, paleontologists have confirmed that dinosaurs indeed had belly buttons—and at the same time set a new record for the oldest one ever found in reptiles and mammals. Scientists from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) and international colleagues in Argentina and the U.S. used a high-tech laser imaging technology […]

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El 20 por ciento de los reptiles están en peligro de extinción

Si todos los reptiles amenazados desaparecieran, según los autores, se llevarían consigo 15.600 millones de años de historia evolutiva. “Ahora que conocemos las amenazas a las que se enfrenta cada especie de reptil, la comunidad mundial puede dar el siguiente…

20 Percent of Reptiles Risk Extinction, From King Cobras to Geckos

About 20 percent of reptile species risk extinction, mainly because people are taking away their habitats for agriculture, urban development and logging, according to the first global reptile assessment of its kind. From inch-long geckos to the iconic king cobra,…

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