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2010-02-19 08:20:00

New research on lizards supports an old idea about how species can originate. Morphologically distinct types are often found within species, and biologists have speculated that these "morphs" could be the raw material for speciation. What were once different types of individuals within the same population could eventually evolve into separate species. A new study conducted by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, supports this idea. The study documents the disappearance of...


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2007-04-18 14:40:03

The blunt-nosed leopard lizard, Gambelia silus, is a relatively large lizard belonging to the Iguanidae family. It has a long, regenerative tail, powerful hind limbs, and a short, blunt snout. Adult males are slightly larger than females, ranging in size from 3.4 to 4.7 inches in length, excluding the tail. Females are 3.4 to 4.4 inches long. Males weigh 1.3 to 1.5 ounces, females 0.8 to 1.2. Although blunt-nosed leopard lizards are darker than other leopard lizards, they exhibit...

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2005-06-22 15:10:54

Chuckwallas (less commonly known as Chuckawallas) are large, bulky lizards found mainly in arid regions of the southwestern United States and northern Mexico, although some are found on coastal islands. There are five species of Chuckwalla, all within the genus Sauromalus; they are part of the iguana family, Iguanidae. The name Chuckwalla derives from the Shoshone word "tcaxxwal" or Cahullia "caxwal", transcribed by Spaniards as "chacahuala". Physical description Reaching a total...

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2005-06-15 13:22:41

The Western Fence Lizard (Sceloporus occidentalis), also known as the Blue-belly or Swift, is a common spiny lizard found throughout California. Although California is the heart of this lizard's rang, it is also found in eastern Oregon, southwest Idaho, Nevada, western Utah, Southern California, and northwestern Baja California, as well as some of the islands off the coast of both California and Baja California. It is found in scrub and chaparral up to heights approaching 2000 meters,...

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