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The Secret Life of Lanthanotus
« on: May 02, 2017, 06:16:22 AM »
Reposting from the DTF:

The ancient and super cool Earless Monitor (Lanthanotus borneensis) has long been something of an enigma to herpetologists.  Most of what's known comes from specimens briefly held in captivity many decades ago or found dead by farmers and fishermen.  What we thought we knew of their biology was mostly just educated guesses, as wild specimens have rarely been observed.  Until now.

A new free-to-read paper on this species was recently published and sheds much needed light on their biology in the wild:

https://www.academia.edu/32375444/HIDDEN_IN_THE_HEART_OF_BORNEO-SHEDDING_LIGHT_ON_SOME_MYSTERIES_OF_AN_ENIGMATIC_LIZARD_FIRST_RECORDS_OF_HABITAT_USE_BEHAVIOR_AND_FOOD_ITEMS_OF_Lanthanotus_borneensis_STEINDACHNER_1878_IN_ITS_NATURAL_HABITAT



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Re: The Secret Life of Lanthanotus
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2017, 06:55:54 AM »
Thats very very interesting :)