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Supposedly "Extinct" Pinocchio Lizard Pokes His Nose Out

Science & Tech  (tags: animals, discovery, Ecuador, endangered, good news, interesting, news, science, Tropical Herping )

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Thought to be extinct for 50 years, this incredible lizard species has just been rediscovered in the cloud forests of Ecuador. Only the male has this noselike appendage which attracts females. Logged in Doomwatch Legacy by Sunstroke author David Kagan.

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Yvette S (35)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 4:35 am
Happy noted

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 9:27 am

Bob P (394)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 12:24 pm
good news thanks

Robert O (12)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 12:53 pm
Thanks Kayleen.

K C (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 1:17 pm
The universe never ceases to amaze us.

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 3:50 pm
like Kei C. saying... Thank You, Kayleen~~

im fascinated by Lizards, too.
once "rescued?" a tiny Iguana Iguana from a "pet store". gave him, Mr. Iggy, excatly the food he needed. Suddenly he started to trust me, in a kind of way.

Roger G (154)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 3:57 pm
noted, thanks

Past Member (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 4:45 pm
Noted Thanks

Eckhard R (0)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 7:31 pm
Finally one more rare species reappeared. I hope they can survive in the wild.

Anette S (22)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 8:11 pm

cynthia l (207)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 10:11 pm
Amazing and exciting

Vinnie m (334)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 10:52 pm
Thanks Kayleen. Great news whenever any type of animal is found after thought to be Extinct. Have to Share this with my Frog group which includes Amphibians.

Shailja Mukhtyar (90)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 11:20 pm
find him some friends, & let them repopulate in safety!!

he is beautiful, absolutely full of rainbow delight...

lovely at a distance, but in close proximity, i would likely run & scream & flee, till someone sets him free outside.

Jaime Alves (52)
Saturday October 5, 2013, 11:32 pm

Mary R (280)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 12:19 am

Jonathan Harper (0)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 12:42 am
welcome back

Birgit W (160)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 1:58 pm
What a beautiful lizard, thank you.

Nelson Baker (0)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 4:30 pm
Good news. I have never heard of it.

Jeremy S (3)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 6:58 pm
I'd not heard of it, either--does its nose grow when it lies around all day? (If so, judging by the habits of other lizards, it must have a looong nose...)

DaleLovesOttawa O (198)
Sunday October 6, 2013, 8:03 pm
Fascinating. One hopes to hear of many more stories of this type!

Ruth C (87)
Monday October 7, 2013, 7:07 am
Good, but keep it quiet!
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