New wood lizard species discovered

New wood lizard species discovered

The scientists have discovered new species of lizards and DNA structure is totally different from the closest modern relatives of the specimens. The wood lizards species to be precise, mostly found in the jungles of the South America and other tropical forests across the globe numbers around 15 after the addition of these new species.

The most colorful creatures in these jungles are the reptiles like lizards. The Ecuador based Museo de Zoologia has published new study related to their research work on the same subject. The constant work in this matter as doubled the number of wood lizard’s species in the regions and it has also observed than there is more diversity in the reptiles than expected by the scientists. The tropical forests have always been focal point in the discovery of new species among plant and animals as well.

The conservation activists and funding organizations should take of this extraordinary development in the South America. Worldwide activists have been warning about the effect of rapid deforestation the Latin America will lead to the loss of biodiversity in the sensitive ecologies like Amazon rainforests. The discovery of the dragon like reptiles in the region is definitely a very positive development in terms of biodiversity.

Low lying tropical rainforests in the western Amazon basic and Choco along with the forests on the either sides of the Andes are the main habitats of this species. The researchers also informed that the creatures are only active in the day time. The research is published in the journal ‘Zookeys’.

 

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