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New Species of Sailfin Dragon Discovered During Pet Market Survey

Discussion in 'Wildlife & Nature Conservation' started by findi, 18 Mar 2014.

  1. findi

    findi Well-Known Member

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    Hi, Frank Indiviglio here. I’m a herpetologist, zoologist, and book author, recently retired from a career spent at several zoos, aquariums, and museums, including over 20 years with the Bronx Zoo.
    The three species in the genus Hydrosaurus, commonly referred to as Sailfin Dragons, are among the most spectacular lizards on earth. Even after decades of working with all manner of reptiles in zoos and the field, I’m still stopped in my tracks by the sight of one. Unfortunately, the coastal swamps and forests they inhabit are being developed out of existence, and captive breeding is not common. Recently, genetic studies of lizards illegally held in Philippine pet markets surprised herpetologists by bringing to light a new species of Sailfin Lizard. Read the rest of this article here New Species of Sailfin Dragon Found | That Reptile Blog
    Please also check out my posts on Twitter http://bitly.com/JP27Nj and Facebook http://on.fb.me/KckP1m

    My Bio, with photos of animals I’ve been lucky enough to work with: That Pet Place welcomes Zoologist/Herpetologist Frank Indiviglio to That Reptile Blog | That Reptile Blog

    Best Regards, Frank