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Lost Lizard of the Andes: Anolis proboscis (36 images)

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The male Horned Anole sports a remarkable appendage upon its snout - an adaptation meant to lure females and impress rivals. First described in 1956, this rare species for many years escaped further scrutiny - it was essentially 'lost to science' until recently. Narrow habitat requirements and a restricted geographic range, with no reliable population data available, have resulted in the Horned Anole being placed in the Endangered category of the IUCN Red List. I have had the good fortune to...
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