The Tuatara: Not a Lizard Nor a Dinosaur

Have you ever heard of the tuatara? It’s a reptile that decapitates birds with its saw-like jaws, lives to about 100 years old, and can remain active in near-freezing temperatures. … Continue reading The Tuatara: Not a Lizard Nor a Dinosaur

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‘Lost’ Monitor Lizard Rediscovered in Papua New Guinea

Varanus douarrha was first described for science in 1823, but the original specimen went down in an 1824 shipwreck. Credit: Valter Weijola A monitor lizard lost to science in an … Continue reading ‘Lost’ Monitor Lizard Rediscovered in Papua New Guinea