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19 November 2016

How the sandfish lizard stays sand-free [Science]

The sandfish lizard spends most of its life buried in the sand—emerging only to eat, poop, and make love. This lifestyle helps the lizard evade the sweltering desert heat in the Middle East and North Africa, but it causes another problem: inhaling sand particles.

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19 November 2016

Masquerading spider looks like living and dead leaves at once [New Scientist]

Zoologger is our weekly column highlighting extraordinary animals – and occasionally other organisms – from around the world.

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19 November 2016

The Philippines’ Mindanao is a treasure trove of reptile and amphibian diversity [Mongabay]

Researchers say Mindanao is an epicenter of herpetological biodiversity in the Philippines, with surveys identifying at least 126 species in the island’s northeast.

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19 November 2016

Le Parc national de La Réunion menacé de déclassement [ReporTerre]

Menace sur l’écrin du Piton de la Fournaise. Le conseil régional de La Réunion souhaite transformer le Parc national en un parc naturel régional, à la réglementation moins protectrice pour l’environnement. Cette démarche s’inscrit dans un contexte trouble, entre projet de construction d’un écolodge de luxe sur le volcan et éviction brutale de la directrice du Parc.

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18 November 2016

Fungi and the quest for old polyploids [The Molecular Ecologist]

Polyploidy, that curious increase in a species’ number of genomes, is now a well recognized force in the evolutionary history of plants and animals. Those extra genomes are often much more than just extra: having a spare genome or four may help lineages radiate into unexplored niches and colonize harsh environments previously uninhabitable by parental species.

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