Legless Lizard, Other New Species Discovered

Lizards, Opossum, Among New Cerrado Species
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The Beacon Stone, or Pedra da Baliza, is an isolated block of sandstone at the top of the Serra Geral in Brazil's Cerrado region. The stone once served as a marker between four states that told farmers and travelers where they were in the grassland sea.

"The Cerrado used to cover about one-fourth of the Brazilian territory, and now more than half the entire Cerrado is already lost to agriculture," Conservation International biologist Cristiano Nogueira said.

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—Photograph by Cristiano Nogueira/Conservation International
 
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