21 May '12, 12pm

A new armored lizard was discovered in a landmine-ravaged region of Africa, reports @mongabay

A new armored lizard was discovered in a landmine-ravaged region of Africa, reports @mongabay

Skink biodiversity jumps 650 percent in the Caribbean (04/30/2012) In a single paper in Zootaxa scientists have rewritten the current understanding of lizard biodiversity in the Caribbean. By going over museum specimens of skinks, scientists have discovered 24 new species and re-established nine species previously described species, long-thought invalid. The single paper has increased the number of skinks in the Caribbean by 650 percent, from six recognized species to 39. Unfortunately, half of these new species may already be extinct and all of them are likely imperiled. New reptile discovered in world's strangest archipelago (04/25/2012) Few people have ever heard of the Socotra Archipelago even though, biologically-speaking, it is among the world's most wondrous set of islands. Over one third of Socotra's plants are found no-where else on Earth, i.e. endemic, while 90 p...

Full article: http://news.mongabay.com/2012/0521-hance-cordylus-marungu...

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