Newly discovered dragonesque lizards are spiky, colorful, and 3-6-inches ‘HUGE’
Researchers have come across three new types of dwarf dragon lizard species. The three dwarf dragon lizard species have been discovered in Andes, South America.
It is needless to say that researchers are wondering as to how these three types of lizards remained anonymous without being found by researchers and biologists.
These dwarf dragon lizards have been discovered in Peru and Ecuador and the researchersâ€™ astonishment stems from the fact that these lizards are not just big, they are also very colorful.
While on some different mission in the region, researchers came across these new lizards in the Tropical Andes. For people who are interested in biodiversity there is no better area than this part of the world.
After studying the DNA of several specimens of the said lizards, researchers concluded that the species of woodlizards were indeed new and were never documented by researchers. They went to the extent of cross-referencing their samples with samples of several other countries’ natural history museums and only then came out with the claim.
Reports suggest that as of 2006, only six woodlizard species had been located on Earth. Now with the new findings that number has jumped to 15. Omar Torres-CarvajalÂ of Museo de ZoologÃa while talking about it says that the number of known woodlizard species during the past couple of years had doubled. This showed that the diversity of the reptiles had been “underestimated” by fellow scientists in the world.
Researchers claim that these very colorful woodlizards are also known as “dwarf dragons” due to the fact that these species have exploring eyes, highly pattered skin, and rows of spike-like scales. They are as big as 3 to 6 inches.