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New Species of Dragon-like Woodlizards Discovered in Andes

posted: 04/06/15
by: Discovery.com Staff
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Pablo J. Venegas

From Discovery News

Three new lizards that researchers describe as "dragon-esque" have just been discovered in the Andean cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru.

The woodlizards, which really do look like tiny dragons, are described in the latest issue of the journal ZooKeys.

"That more than half of the diversity of a group of large, dragon-looking reptiles from South America has been discovered in recent years should be heard by people in charge of conservation and funding agencies," lead author Omar Torres-Carvajal of Ecuador's Museo de Zoologia said in a press release.

The discoveries increase the known number of woodlizards to 15.

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