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Madagascar: Discovery of an unknown lizard that intrigues scientists




Madagascar: Discovery of an unknown lizard that intrigues scientists
In the dry forests of Northwestern Madagascar, an international team of researchers discovered a new species of burrowing lizard, for the time being not listed by the scientific community.

Called "Moby Dick" for its remote resemblance to the famous sperm whale of Herman Melville's novel, this lizard has an extraordinary anatomical constitution considered as rare.

In terrestrial vertebrates of its species such as amphibians, reptiles, mammals and birds, the peculiarities of "Moby Dick" is today exceptional.

The animal lives underground, with a depigmented skin, without rear legs and with eyes that have virtually disappeared.



Antso Rajaona


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