The Pondcast, Episode 11
John and Tony bring you the The Pondcast, Episode 11: Prehistoric Connection. This show was created to tackle topics related to herpetoculture, in an educational manner, for hobbyists who are looking for some discussion related to their unique interests. John and Tony have decades of combined hands on experience with turtles, tortoises, lizards, snakes, and amphibians. Conservation, field herping, legislature, literature, captive husbandry, expos, websites, and other topics will be discussed. An audio-only version is also available for download. Visit ThePondcast.com to learn more about the show.
Some of the news items mentioned on the show:
Not a brand new piece of news, but Giant Side-Necked Turtle Fossil Discovered
Research was just published showing that turtles are more closely related to birds, crocodilians, and dinosaurs than lizards and snakes.
The Espanola Island Giant Tortoise (Chelonoidis nigra hoodensis) has made a ‘miraculous’ stable recovery.