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Family Ties Bind Desert Lizards in Social Groups


October 6, 2010

desert night lizards Researchers at University of California, Santa Cruz, have found that a species of lizard in the Mojave Desert lives in family groups and shows patterns of social behavior more commonly associated with mammals and birds. Their investigation of the formation and stability of family groups in desert night lizards provides new insights into the evolution of cooperative behavior. Full Story

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