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The fossilized remains of a small aquatic reptile surrounded by six babies suggest that the extinct animal was caring for the little ones when they died, a new study finds.
The black mamba is one of the fastest and deadliest snakes in the world. Two drops of its venom can kill a person.
Cobras are large, venomous snakes with a trademark hood. They hiss and spit and can raise the upper part of their bodies high enough to look you in the eye.
Rattlesnakes are found throughout North and South America. Their distinctive rattle warns intruders to stay away!
Its distinctive mating call helps scientists distinguish the creature from already known frogs with which it was often confused.
Copperhead snakes are common in North America, and have the distinction of biting more people in the United States than any other snake.
New research shows how external genitals arose from very different starting places for reptiles and mammals.
Reptiles that have sex early and frequently in life and feast on meat, tend to "live fast, die young," as the rock-and-roll saying goes, according to a new study.
Snake sex involves mating balls, battles similar to arm-wrestling and, sometimes, asexual reproduction.
One snake's ability to shimmy up slippery sand dunes made it the perfect subject for a new study aimed at getting robots out of the lab and into the real world.
There are more than 3,000 species of snakes in the world and there is at least one type of snake on every continent except Antarctica.
An elusive, nocturnal snake has been rediscovered on an island off Mexico, after nearly 80 years. The snake's dark, spotted skin blends into its lava rock habitat.
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