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The white lizards of White Sands, NM

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The little white whiptail lizard, the southern plateau lizard, and the bleached lesser earless lizard are the three species of white lizards found on the gypsum fields. According to Burkett, white lizards are most likely the same species as their colored counterparts, but have adapted to the color of the gypsum dunes to avoid predation.

via Scientists research impact of WSMR testing on rare species of white lizard – Las Cruces Sun-News.

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Written by Elizabeth McCullough

August 25, 2014 at 7:44 pm

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