Alligator lizard (Gerrhonotus)
An alligator lizard, genus Gerrhonotus, from Southern Sakhalin Island, Russia.
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The International Sakhalin Island Project is an international collaboration of American, Russian and Japanese scientists to survey the plants, lichens, mosses, liverworts, fungi, insects, spiders, freshwater and terrestrial mollusks, freshwater fishes, amphibians and reptiles of Sakhalin Island. Participating institutions include the University of Washington (fish collection, Burke Museum and Herbarium), the Russian Academy of Sciences Far East Branch and Hokkaido University, Japan.
The biodiversity studies in the Russian Far East were supported in part by the U.S. National Science Foundation Biological Sciences Directorate (Biotic Surveys and Inventories Program) and the NSF International Programs Division (now the Office of International Science and Engineering), grant numbers DEB 9400821, DEB 9505031, DEB 0071655 and DEB 0202175. To learn more, visit the International Sakhalin Island Project website. (Date of Image: unknown)
Credit: Photo by Trevor R. Anderson
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