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For Horned Lizard, Horns Alone Do Not Make the Species


July 21, 2009

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Counting the horns of California's horned lizard, or coast horned lizard, is one way to try and distinguish separate species, but a new study shows that method to be unreliable. University of California, Berkeley and U.S. Geological Survey biologists considered genetic, morphological and ecological data to separate the species into three, ranging from Baja to northern California. Full Story

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