Rare lizard found after 100 years

A sentence in a book from 1944 led researchers to a species in Lumbo, Mozambique that had not been recorded in over a century.

“For a long time, no one has known if it was extinct or just very good at hiding. Now we know – thanks to students in the ‘Extinct or Shy’ project, led by Harith Farooq, a researcher at the University of Gothenburg,”says Allison Perrigo, director of the Gothenburg Global Biodiversity Centre (GGBC).

Photo: Wilson Monia

Rare lizard found after 100 years (gu.se)