Holy anole! Pinocchio lizard not extinct. But what's with the nose?

October 7, 2013 8:23 PM

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Holy anole! Pinocchio lizard not extinct. But what's with the nose?

A release from Ecuador ecotourism operator Tropic quotes members of a team from Tropical Herping who had been searching for Pinocchio for three years. The Anolis proboscis, as it is properly known, is a "fantastic and mysterious creature," said Alejandro Arteaga.

His team was searching at night, when the creature -- camouflaged by day -- can be more easily spotted. Walking along a stream in the Mindo cloud forest after midnight amid rain, tangled vegetation and the sound of croaking frogs, one team member saw the lizard on a branch, "just sleeping, covered i...

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