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Research reveals swaths of Asia inhabited by surprisingly related 'Lizards of the Lost Arcs'

A new paper appearing in Proceedings of the Royal Society B shows a varied collection of Lizards throughout Asia to be unexpectedly close cousins of beach-dwelling mourning geckos, all descended from a common ancestor species that thrived along an ancient archipelago in the West Pacific that served as a "superhighway" of biodiversity. Luperosaurus cumingii is one species of unexpectedly related lizards inhabiting Asia [Credit: R.M....

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