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Here be dragons

Emerging evidence indicates that dragons can no longer be dismissed as creatures of legend and fantasy, and that anthropogenic effects on the world's climate may inadvertently be paving the way for the resurgence of these beasts.

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Figure 1: Lizards of legend.

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Figure 2: The rise and fall and rise again of dragons.


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Hamilton, A., May, R. & Waters, E. Here be dragons. Nature 520, 42–43 (2015).

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