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Archives for July, 2008

While Andrew and I tend to focus on bizarre animal news from the fringes of research and geography, every once in a while we like to do a fluff piece that is close to home…this next piece couldn’t be fluffier or closer to home. Between the years of 2003-2006, Lewis, a polydactyl, domestic longhair cat…

Life in the Fast Lane

Researchers from Oklahoma State University have discovered the shortest living tetrapod (four limbed vertebrate) to date. The hard-livin’ Labord’s Chameleon spends 8-9 months incubating within the egg, only to hatch and die 4-5 months later. Published in the July issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, the report states: “Remarkably, this chameleon…