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Old 02-05-2011, 08:08 AM   #1
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Wildlife Extra News - New species of lizard discovered… on a restaurant menu

It's not exactly a convential way of discovering a new species, but graduate student Jesse Grismer has found a lizard previously unknown to scientists on a restaurant menu.
‘When we got back to the lab, we were able to lay out all the other known asexuals, including this new one, and then laid out a set of morphological characteristics, then created a key to diagnose if from other populations,' Grismer said. ‘It turns out that there are some really unique characteristics that separated this from all the other asexuals. On top of that, it's geographically isolated. It's the only asexual species in southern Vietnam.'
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Grismer said the taste of the new species is ‘nothing like chicken'. ‘It's a taste that - unfortunately - only a herpetologist could relate to,' he said. ‘I can only describe it in a herpetological context, it tastes like a bag of wet lizards.'
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