Here be dragons: 3 spiky lizard species found in Andes

April 6, 2015 3:23 PM

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Here be dragons: 3 spiky lizard species found in Andes

Colorful, spiky and only a few inches long, three new lizard species discovered in the Andes may be the cutest dragon stand-ins on Earth.

Woodlizards are often described as miniature dragons because of their probing eyes, richly patterned skin and rows of spikelike scales. Until now, only 12 species of the genus Enyalioides were known, and five of those were discovered in just the past seven years.

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