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For Horned Lizard, Horns Alone Do Not Make the Species
July 21, 2009
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.
University of California, Berkeley
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