Dwarf dragons discovered in the Andes

April 6, 2015 4:07 PM

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"During the last few years we doubled the number of known species of woodlizards," said biologist Omar Torres-Carvajal.

The scientists -- including Omar Torres-Carvajal of Ecuador, Pablo J. Venegas of Peru, and Kevin de Queiroz, with the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History -- discovered the new species in the long, slender region known as the Tropical Andes, an area rich in biodiversity.

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