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Iguana Relative Shows How Lizards Spread Worldwide
Brazil lizard illustration
September 1st, 2015
An 80-million-year-old lizard discovered in southern Brazil has provided a surprising clue about how these reptiles evolved, and where they once lived, according to a new study.
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Monitor Lizards' Breathing May Have Evolved Before Dinosaurs
Monitor Lizard
December 11th, 2013
Monitor lizards breathe by taking in air that flows through their lungs in a one-way loop — a pattern of breathing that may have originated 270 million years ago in the ancestral group that gave rise to dinosaurs, and eventually alligators and birds.
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Dragon Tales: Zookeeper's Komodo Bite Raises Questions
Scary Komodo Dragon
June 4th, 2015
One woman recently became the heroine of her own modern-day fairy tale after she was bitten by a dragon and lived to tell the tale.
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Odd-Looking Lizards More Diverse Than Thought
Plica Caribeana
November 27th, 2013
New study finds there’s more than one type of species of collared treerunner.
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Real-Life 'Lizard King' Named for Doors' Jim Morrison
Barbaturex morrisoni, the bearded king lizard of the Eocene.
June 4th, 2013
One of the largest lizards ever discovered gets a celebrity name.
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Kermit the Frog Look-Alike Among 5 New Species Uncovered
costa rican frog
May 1st, 2015
The planet is crawling with critters, but scientists are meeting some of them only just now.
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Darwin Was Right: Island Animals Are Tamer
January 13th, 2014
Researchers have confirmed an observation made by Charles Darwin more than 150 years ago: That animals living on islands are tamer and less skittish than related animals living on the mainland.
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Are Legless Lizards Snakes?
The Bakersfield legless lizard (Anniella grinnelli), which today ranges from downtown Bakersfield in the southern San Joaquin Valley to the Carrizo Plain National Monument 30 miles to the west.
October 30th, 2013
No. Snakes are just the most successful of the many reptile lineages that went limbless, radiating over time into roughly 3,000 species that have exploited nearly every available habitat, from the treetops to the open ocean to the ground beneath our feet.
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