Black Lizards

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FROM the interesting letters of Messrs. Giglioli and Ernst it appears that lizards are found of a black colour where, according to received ideas, they ought to be nearly white. How is this anomaly to be explained?

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ACKROYD, W. Black Lizards. Nature 20, 339 (1879) doi:10.1038/020339b0

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