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Tiny new reptile species discovered

Four new species of miniaturized lizards have been identified in extreme northern Madagascar. The zoologists responsible for the discovery suggest the tiny size of the chameleons may represent an extreme case ofisland dwarfism. Detailed phylogenetic analyses of the new species appear in the journal PLoS ONE. Lead researcher Frank Glaw, of the Zoological State Collection […]

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