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DISCOVER MONITOR LIZARDS
There are over 60 different types of monitor lizards, ranging greatly in habitats and behaviors, shapes and sizes. Introduce your students to some of them.
Meet the cunning, clever, and fearless predator, the monitor lizard (2:07 min.)
Wild Lizard Chase
See some of the sixty-plus species of monitor lizards in this slide show.
Gigantism and Dwarfism on Islands
What factors encourage a species to alter its dimensions on islands? Could the 300-pound Komodo dragon, the world's largest lizard, actually be an island dwarf? Consider these and other questions in this article.
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