Researchers discover new lizard species without legs

California researchers have discovered four legless lizard species, raising the total number of known legless lizard species from one to five. Researchers discovered that the specimen they were studying were actually legless lizards, not snakes, because the specimen were able lose their tails in the presence of predators and close their eyes, characteristics not displayed by snakes.
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Faces of Berkeley: Jim Patton, adventuring professor

Integrative biology professor emeritus has been shipwrecked five times

UC Berkeley professor emeritus Jim Patton’s desk is nestled comfortably among rows of large gray cases storing hundreds of stuffed and oftentimes exotic creatures that have been carefully studied by researchers at the campus Museum of Vertebrate Zoology. As a curator at the museum for the last 40 years, the retired professor of
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