Punk, butt-breathing turtle joins unlucky club

It's not every day you see a turtle with a mohawk - even if that mohawk is made up of algae and not hair. The Mary River turtle is eye-catching for this stylish feature, and it is also known as a butt-breather, or a reptile that can breathe through its genitals. But this unique animal is now ranked 29 out of 100 on the Zoological Society of London's EDGE of Existence Program, a list of vulnerable reptiles.[...]

New method prioritizes species for conservation in the face of uncertainty

A new way to prioritize species for conservation efforts outperforms other similar methods, according to research presented in PLOS ONE by Rikki Gumbs of Imperial College London, UK, and colleagues ...

Wed 11 Apr 18 from Phys.org

Turtle With Green Mohawk Faces Extinction

On a list of endangered reptiles, the Mary river turtle turned heads, but it's only one of many facing extinction.

Fri 13 Apr 18 from National Geographic

The next Ninja Turtle? Green-haired turtle with unique ability added to endangered species list

While striking in both appearance and ability, the Mary river turtle may not be the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle, but it is now one of the most endangered species on the planet.

Fri 13 Apr 18 from FOXNews

‘Punk-haired’ New Zealand turtle that breathes through its butt is now endangered

But we humans are the real punks here.. .

Thu 12 Apr 18 from ZME Science

Green-haired 'punk' turtle that breathes through its GENITALS is now among most endangered reptiles

The Mary River turtle has a head crowned by vertical strands of algae that also grow on its body. It's now one of more than 500 reptiles classified as Evolutionarily Distinct and Globally ...

Wed 11 Apr 18 from Daily Mail

This turtle with a green mohawk is one of the most endangered reptiles in the world

It's not every day you see a turtle with a mohawk - even if that mohawk is made up of algae and not hair. The Mary River turtle is eye-catching for this stylish feature, and it is also known ...

Thu 12 Apr 18 from Inhabitat

List of 100 most unique and endangered reptiles released

Reptiles most rare

Wed 11 Apr 18 from Mongabay.com

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