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Brazil

Two new species of lizard were discovered in a pair of Brazilian national parks, the nonprofit Conservation International announced this week.

Stenocercus squarrosus (pictured above) and Stenocercus quinarius, whose habitats are being rapidly destroyed by charcoal production and soybean plantations, live primarily near the ground and use their colors and behavior as camouflage in the dense and dry savannas, experts say.

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Photograph by Cristiano Nogueira, Courtesy of Conservation International
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