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New species of lizard discovered in Australia

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#1    Still Waters

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:45 PM

A new species of lizard has been discovered fighting to survive among the sand dunes outside Perth in Western Australia, scientists said.

They fear it is only a matter of time before the two-inch long Ctenotus ora, or the coastal plains skink, will be extinct with urban sprawl rapidly closing in.

http://www.telegraph...sand-dunes.html

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Posted 29 October 2012 - 01:51 PM

It's pretty, but unfortunate that it could go extinct soon :(

I'm sad that the Tasmanian Tiger went extinct as well, I never had the chance to see one.


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Posted 29 October 2012 - 04:54 PM

There are so many things on the verge of extinction.  I don't know how we will save most since the big problem is too many people.  Unless we have some sort of plague or natural disaster I don't see the human population going down.


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 09:45 AM

View PostHilander, on 29 October 2012 - 04:54 PM, said:

There are so many things on the verge of extinction.  I don't know how we will save most since the big problem is too many people.  Unless we have some sort of plague or natural disaster I don't see the human population going down.

I know it's not going to help, but I'm not having any offspring :lol:


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 07:46 PM

So many amazing things newly and undiscovered in Nature.
I just hope we don't destroy Nature.


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Posted 30 October 2012 - 11:09 PM

I always love these articles about new species found.  They make me feel hopeful... Until they end with, urban. Scrawl may render them extinct.  :(  sigh....

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Posted 31 October 2012 - 12:02 AM

Must be hard to tell if it's a new species or not, it looks like any other skink around here.

It's funny that they can find a new lizard species that is just 6cm long but Bigfoot hunters can't find any evidence close to a bigfoot.

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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:29 PM

wow... but what help does it give having a new species found? the looks maybe new but i thinks a skill are more needed to be new...like having a tounge long enough to kill a camel in the desert..


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Posted 02 November 2012 - 02:45 PM

View PostMnemonix, on 30 October 2012 - 09:45 AM, said:



I know it's not going to help, but I'm not having any offspring :lol:
I tried to be more proactive about population control, the judge just called it 'murder'. -ba-dum-tsh-

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