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Ancestor of snakes, lizards likely gave birth to live young

December 17, 2013

Alex Pyron holding a snake The ancestor of snakes and lizards likely gave birth to live young, rather than laid eggs, and over time species have switched back and forth in their preferred reproductive mode, according to research published in the Dec. 17 print edition of Ecology Letters. Full Story

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