Guest blog post: Snakes disembowel and feed on the organs of living toads in a first for science

  • Pensoft Editorial Team
  • Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment
  • September 28, 2020
  • Guest blog post by Henrik Bringsøe Our observations on the quite small-bodied Asian kukri snakes in Thailand have documented a feeding behaviour which differs from anything ever described in snakes.  Normally, snakes would swallow their prey whole. However, this particular species: the Small-banded Kukri Snake (Oligodon fasciolatus), would instead use its enlarged posterior maxillary teeth […]

    ‘Social distancing’ saves frogs: New approach to identify individual frogs noninvasively

  • Pensoft Editorial Team
  • Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment
  • June 9, 2020
  • aitik Patel and Dr Abhijit Das of the Wildlife Institute of India came up with one of the very first non-invasive approaches to identify individual frogs using photos from their natural habitats, which are then processed with the animal recognition software HotSpotter. Their unique method is described in the open-access, peer-reviewed scientific journal Herpetozoa.

    Reptile poaching in Balochistan (Pakistan) is on a decreasing trend but still troublesome

  • Pensoft Editorial Team
  • Tagged , , , , , , , , Leave a comment
  • May 14, 2020
  • A view of wooden boxes for transportation of reptiles by illegal collectors.

    Since 2013, following a strict enforcement of provincial wildlife legislation in the less studied regions of Asia, the overall trend of illegal reptile poaching is steadily decreasing. Despite that, the issue is not yet resolved and poached reptiles are largely destined not only for the international pet trade, but also utilised in folk medicines and snake charmer shows, according to a recent study, published in the open-access journal Herpetozoa.

    Austrian Herpetological Society’s journal Herpetozoa moves to Pensoft’s ARPHA platform

  • Pensoft Editorial Team
  • Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , Leave a comment
  • May 15, 2019
  • Newly published research articles demonstrate numerous innovative features to the benefit of readers, authors and all other users Published since 1988 by the Austrian Herpetological Society (ÖGH, Österreichische Gesellschaft für Herpetologie), the renowned peer-reviewed, open-access Herpetozoa is added to the growing portfolio of international scientific journals published on the ARPHA scholarly platform, as a result of a new partnership with scholarly […]