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Three-way Mating Game of North American Lizard Found in Distant European Relative
October 1, 2007
An intricate three-way mating struggle first observed in a species of North American lizard has been discovered in a distant relative, the European common lizard. The two species are separated by 5,000 miles and 175 million years of evolution, yet they share behavioral and reproductive details right down to the gaudy colors of the males.
University of California - Santa Cruz
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