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Dragon-like Lizard Rediscovered After 130 Years

Scientists have found a living population of a beautiful, dragon-like lizard in Indonesia. The only example previously known to science was a single individual preserved in a jar in 1891. 

This beautiful agamid lizard changes colors like a chameleon, walks with the rocking gate of a chameleon to blend in, and looks just like a dragon from fairy tale books for children.

Here is a pdf of the information about the lizard published in a scientific journal:

REDISCOVERY OF MODIGLIANI’S NOSE-HORNED LIZARD, Harpesaurus modiglianii VINCIGUERRA, 1933 (REPTILIA: AGAMIDAE) AFTER 129 YEARS WITHOUT ANY OBSERVATION

If you are in a hurry to see the photographs, they are here on page 8 of the article.

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