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24 newly discovered lizard species face extinction


April 30th, 2012 - 3:39 pm ICT by IANS
Washington, April 30 (IANS) Half of the 24 new lizard species known as skinks, all discovered on the Caribbean islands, may be close to extinction and the other half are ... Read more...

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Daring animals hitchhike to colonise new lands


October 24th, 2011 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS
Sydney, Oct 24 (IANS) Hitchhiking, believed to be the preserve of poets and wanderers, is also an activity undertaken by daring animals to explore and colonise new lands.David Chapple, Bob ... Read more...

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Climate a major factor in lizard’s sex


October 31st, 2010 - 2:29 pm ICT by ANI
London, Oct 31 (ANI): A new study has revealed that the sex of snow skink lizards is influenced by climate.As part of the research, Ido Pen of the University of Groningen ... Read more...

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World’s Too Hot For Lizards To Handle


May 14th, 2010 - 6:58 pm ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey May 14, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Global warming is getting all the more alarming by the day, and now not only the humans, but also the cold-blooded lizards are feeling the heat, ... Read more...

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German Man tried to smuggle 44 lizards in his under-pants


January 29th, 2010 - 12:40 am ICT by Aishwarya Bhatt
Wellington, Jan 28 (THAINDIAN NEWS) A German man has tried to smuggle 44 lizards in his under-pants when he tried to board a flight from New Zealand. He was arrested on ... Read more...

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Man Arrested With 44 Lizards In Underwear Sentenced To Prison


January 29th, 2010 - 12:25 am ICT by GD
By Madhuri Dey Wellington, Jan 28, (THAINDIAN NEWS) A man who had been arrested for exporting 44 lizards have been sentenced to 14 weeks of imprisonment, and has also been asked to pay ... Read more...

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Scientists obtain evidence of rapid evolution in form of limb loss in lizards


November 11th, 2008 - 1:02 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Nov 11 (ANI): Research has shown that several species of lizards have rapidly evolved an elongate, limbless body form, over geologically brief periods.Adam Skinner of the University of Adelaide, and ... Read more...

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Climate change is hastening extinction in Madagascars reptiles and amphibians


June 10th, 2008 - 3:55 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, June 10 (ANI): A new research has determined that climate change has hastened extinction in Madagascars reptiles and amphibians, with three species in the region predicted to go extinct between ... Read more...

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Lizards foraging techniques influence their ability to walk, run


April 22nd, 2008 - 1:06 pm ICT by admin
Washington, Apr 22 (ANI): Researchers studying animal behaviours have revealed that lizards hunting styles affect their ability to walk and run.Doctoral student Eric McElroy along with his team studied the mobility ... Read more...

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