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Old 11-11-2010, 06:50 AM   #1
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Default Scientists discover unknown lizard species at lunch buffet

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Villagers have been eating the local lizards in restaurants

All of the lizards are female·Many new "discoveries" are old news to locals


Researchers have identified a previously undocumented species of all-female lizard in the Mekong River delta that can reproduce itself by cloning, and the story of how it was discovered is almost as exotic as the animal itself.
Leiolepis ngovantrii is a small lizard found only in southern Vietnam. A Vietnamese reptile scientist who came across tanks full of the remarkably similar looking reptiles at small diners in rural villages in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province became intrigued when he noticed that all of the lizards appeared to be female.


For all the details, see http://www.cnn.com/2010/LIVING/11/10/lizard.lunch.discovery/index.html?hpt=C2
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