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Enyalioides binzayedi, newly discovered species of woodlizard in Cordillera Azul National Park, Peru. Photo: Pablo J. Venegas, via the Featured Creature

The round pupil in a lizard is generally better adapted for diurnal species whereas slit pupils are found in nocturnal species.  Most lizards can see in color and some have opsin proteins which allow them to see in ultraviolet wavelengths that the human eye cannot perceive.

So, the kids and I learned that predators with slit eyes are primarily ambush hunters. Fascinating stuff "Who's the best designer and artist in the entire universe? God Himself.

Rarely growing larger than a foot (30 centimeters) in length, the Axolotl is one of nature’s smaller amazing bundles. A critically endangered species in their native Mexico, these amphibians are a species of salamander that never undergoes metamorphosis and therefore remains gilled and aquatic for its entire life.

an Axolotl, also known as a Mexican salamander (Ambystoma mexicanum) or a Mexican walking fish, is a neotenic salamander, closely related to the tiger salamander.

Quolls are and endangered species that eat echidnas, snakes, lizards, frogs, insects, mice, rabbits, and possums. Quoll numbers have decreased from deforestation. Now they are extinct in grasslands!

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The Tiger quoll, also known as the spotted-tail quoll, the spotted quoll, the spotted-tailed dasyure or the tiger cat, is a carnivorous marsupial native to Australia

the Electric Blue Gecko (Lygodactylus Williamsi) is found in the Kimboza Forest of eastern Tanzania. Males are bright blue and females range from brown or bronze to bright green.

Male Electric Blue Gecko or William’s Dwarf Gecko (Lygodactylus williamsi, Gekon modry)

#COLORFUL Close up & personal portrait of Panther Chameleon doesn't show how square its head looks from side angle. #DdO:) MOST #POPULAR RE-PINS - RESEARCH - http://www.pinterest.com/DianaDeeOsborne/animals-of-a-different/ - ANIMALS OF A DIFFERENT. Fairly large species lizard from Madagascar. Females 22-33 cm long, Males to 43. Live ~5 years. Can tolerate night time temp drops into 70s - even some drops into high 60s: As long as daytime temperatures reach 90s F, can take cold weather at…

Fabulous shot of a Panther Chameleon. All these are my colors to ward off the evil eye!

Atelopus, commonly known as harlequin frogs, is a large genus of true toads from Central and South America, ranging as far north as Costa Rica and as far south as Bolivia. Atelopus are small, generally brightly colored and diurnal. Most species are associated with mid- to high-elevation streams. This genus has been greatly affected by amphibian declines, and many species are now considered endangered, while others already are extinct. (wikipedia)

Funny pictures about The Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad. Oh, and cool pics about The Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad. Also, The Costa Rican Variable Harlequin Toad photos.

Tadpoles overhead. Overall winner, Category winner: Ecology and Environmental Science. Tadpoles of many anuran species come in high numbers, but not many make it to adulthood. Here a group of common toad (Bufo bufo) tadpoles is seen from below by Bert Willaert, Belgium. It was shot with a canon G12 camera in a Recsea underwater housing and a Dyron dome port.

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Overall winner, Category winner: Ecology and Environmental Science. Tadpoles of many anuran species come in high numbers, but not many make it to adulthood. Here a group of common toad (Bufo bufo) tadpoles is seen from below by Bert Wil

The Mwanza flat-headed rock agama (Agama mwanzae) or the Spider-Man agama, because of its coloration, is a lizard in the family Agamidae, found in Tanzania, Rwanda, and Kenya. The species has become a fashionable pet due to the male's coloration, which resembles the comic-book superhero Spider-Man.

Mwanza or Flat Head Rock Agama Lizard (we always called it the Spiderman lizard), Kenya.

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