20 Sep '13, 6pm

New Species of Legless Lizard Discovered Near LAX #science

New Species of Legless Lizard Discovered Near LAX #science

Legless lizards remain a very understudied reptile in California and scientists do not know much about their natural behavior. Although the animals do not stray very far from the place of their birth (in fact, most lizards in the Anniella family spend their lives in an area about the size of a dinner table), they are very hard to find. Parham said “[b]ecause they live under the sand, you can’t see what they are doing, and you can’t even do a mark-and-recapture because you can’t reliably capture these things.”

Full article: http://www.ecorazzi.com/2013/09/20/new-species-of-legless...

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