Colorful New Lizard Identified in Vietnam

Feb 3, 2013
The Reptile Report
by Robyn

The Reptile Report - Scientists have identified a new bright blue lizard hiding in plain sight.

The lizard, found in Vietnam and named Calotes bachae, had long been thought to be another blue lizard species found in Myanmar and Thailand. A combination of genetic analysis and studying the size and scale characteristics of the animals revealed that the lizard belongs to a new species, according to an article in the January issue of the journal Zootaxa.

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