The Echidna

Evan Johnson, Community, Information and Agricultural Editor

November 12, 2019

Echidnas are a type of monotreme. A monotreme is an egg-laying mammal. They look like anteaters with the spikes of a hedgehog. Echidnas are only found in Australia and the lower parts of New Guinea. The 4 different species range in size from 12 to 30 inches and weight 7.7 to 20 pounds. Echidnas usua...

Creature Corner: Mexican Mole Lizard

Evan Johnson, Community, Information and Agricultural Editor

October 18, 2019

This small reptilian is found only on the Baja California Peninsula of Mexico. The Mexican Mole Lizard grows barely over 8 inches but not much larger. They are often found in the Vizcaino Desert and the Magdalena Plain.These regions suit the lizard well because the soil is dry and loose, so the lizard...

Creature corner

Evan Johnson, Community, Information and Agricultural Editor

September 17, 2019

In 1824, French naturalist Georges Cuvier described the first Boverisuchus fossils.The fossils came out of central France and contained only a few teeth and bones. The shocking part about this creature was it was unlike any other crocodilian. The Boverisuchus’ teeth were long, flat, and serrated w...

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