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Family Ties Bind Desert Lizards in Social Groups
October 6, 2010
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.
University of California, Santa Cruz
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