New, drab coloured Iguana discovered in the mountains of central Chile.

Main report: The lizard of consistency: New iguana species which sticks to its colors found in Chile
Other Reporting: New Universe Daily, Reptiles Magazine
Scientific Paper: Zookeys    (Plazi Treatment)
New Taxa: Liolaemus uniformis
Species named for: lack of dorsal pattern and uniform color.
Categories: New Species | Reptiles

A group of scientists led by Jaime Troncoso-Palacios from the Universidad de Chile have discovered a new iguana species in the mountains of central Chile.  The colouration of the reptile is noticeably consistent among individuals and between sexes.  It was this peculiar uniformity that determined the lizard’s name L. uniformis.

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