'Lost' snake species found on Mexican island - WAOW - Newsline 9, Wausau News, Weather, Sports

'Lost' snake species found on Mexican island

Posted:
A species of snake that had been lost for almost 80 years has been re-discovered on a remote Mexican island.
   According to a study published in the PLOS ONE scientific journal, the Clarion nightsnake was found again on one of the Revillagigedo Islands, over 400 miles (650 kilometers) off Mexico's Pacific coast.
   The species was first spotted by an American researcher who returned with one sample in 1936. But subsequent visits failed to find the nightsnake, and the single existing dead sample was assumed to be a labelling error. It was struck from taxonomic registries
   DNA analysis taken from newly found individuals shows the long, dark spotted snake is a species most closely related to snakes from the Sonora-Sinaloa coast more than 1,000 miles (1,600 kilometers) away.
  • InternationalMore>>

  • Japan's Abe: US auto tariffs will cost US jobs, harm economy

    Japan's Abe: US auto tariffs will cost US jobs, harm economy

    Friday, July 20 2018 10:16 AM EDT2018-07-20 14:16:34 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-07-21 13:56:15 GMT
    (AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Friday, July 20, 2018.(AP Photo/Eugene Hoshiko). Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe delivers a speech during a press conference at the prime minister's official residence in Tokyo Friday, July 20, 2018.
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned the U.S that higher tariff on auto imports would backfire and harm not only America's jobs and economy but also devastate the global economy.More >>
    Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has warned the U.S that higher tariff on auto imports would backfire and harm not only America's jobs and economy but also devastate the global economy.More >>
  • Fiat Chrysler board meets in light of CEO's surgery

    Fiat Chrysler board meets in light of CEO's surgery

    Saturday, July 21 2018 8:16 AM EDT2018-07-21 12:16:05 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:56 AM EDT2018-07-21 13:56:10 GMT
    The boards of Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari and CNH Industrial meet after CEO Sergio Marchionne's surgery.More >>
    The boards of Fiat Chrysler, Ferrari and CNH Industrial meet after CEO Sergio Marchionne's surgery.More >>
  • New evacuations in southwest Syria as offensive continues

    New evacuations in southwest Syria as offensive continues

    Saturday, July 21 2018 8:36 AM EDT2018-07-21 12:36:06 GMT
    Saturday, July 21 2018 9:51 AM EDT2018-07-21 13:51:10 GMT
    Activists and Syrian media says a new group of rebels and their families are evacuated from the country's southwest where the government has gained new ground in its ongoing offensive.More >>
    Activists and Syrian media says a new group of rebels and their families are evacuated from the country's southwest where the government has gained new ground in its ongoing offensive.More >>
Powered by Frankly