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The lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris). Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Data for 53 different populations of sharks and rays finding that nearly a third of the studies which followed their lifespan had underestimated the animals’ ages. Grey nurse sharks (Carcharias taurus), can live up to 40-years-old, double the length of time first thought, and the age of New Zealand porbeagle sharks (Lamna nasus) had been underestimated by an average of 22 years, ...

The lemon shark (Negaprion brevirostris). Credit: Wikimedia Commons. Data for 53 different populations of sharks and rays finding that nearly a third of the studies which followed their lifespan had underestimated the animals’ ages. Grey nurse sharks (Carcharias taurus), can live up to 40-years-old, double the length of time first thought, and the age of New Zealand porbeagle sharks (Lamna nasus) had been underestimated by an average of 22 years, ...

File:Bull moose laying on a lawn.JPG - Wikimedia Commons

File:Bull moose laying on a lawn.

Mortality and Aging Not the Same for All Species, Study Suggests by James A. Foley, natureworldnews: While some organisms, like humans, are strong in their youth and grow weaker as they age, the opposite is true for some species, while others seem to be unaffected by age at all. (Mortality for the desert tortoise decreases with age and its strength increases.) Photo via Wikimedia Commons. #Evolutionary_Biology #Animals #Mortality #Aging

Federal funds for a Nevada-based desert tortoise conservation center are running dry and wildlife officials plan to close the facility and euthanize hundreds of tortoises that were once classified as “endangered” and are currently considered “threatened.

Image from Greg Hume on the Wikimedia Commons.

Copperhead Snakes and Water Snakes - The Infinite Spider

Longtemps considérée comme l'apanage de l'Homme et le summum de l'apprentissage social, la capacité d'apprendre par imitation serait en fait partagée par d'autres mammifères, des oiseaux et au moins un reptile, l'agame barbu. © Clément Bardot, Wikimedia Commons, cc by sa 2.0

L'agame barbu, un reptile qui apprend par imitation

Reptiles: L'agame barbu, un reptile qui apprend par imitation - Frawsy

Female Eastern Box Turtle

Koro Syndrome: The Irrational Fear of Lethal Genital Shrinkage

Eastern Box Turtle - must be a rescue from an animal rehab center - please don't take them from the wild!

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