New lizard species, named after Sir David Attenborough

Sunday 30 August 2015
Attenborough's flat lizard
Attenborough's flat lizard (Platysaurus attenboroughi), a new species described by Scott Keogh, Mitzy Pepper and colleagues. Photo: Martin Whiting

A new species of African lizard, described by Scott Keogh, Mitzy Pepper and colleagues, has been featured on the BBC Earth website. Attenborough’s flat lizard (Platysaurus attenboroughi) found in South Africa and Namibia, is named after naturalist Sir David Attenborough, who featured flat lizards in his 2008 TV series 'Life in Cold Blood'. The new species is described in Zootaxa.

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