'Freak Of Nature' Lizard with Three Tails Discovered
Oct 01, 2015 08:00 PM EDT | By Faye Marcos Jimenea
An odd discovery happened in nature last July 2015, when a group of researchers from Slovakia captured an unusual Dalmatian Algyroides lizard, scientific name Algyroides nigropunctatus in Dedaj village, Metohija, Kosovo. It is commonly found in the Mediterranean areas and areas in the Balkans. The lizard seemed to display an exotic trait when the researchers discovered the cold blooded animal because it has trifurcated tail, or in layman's term, it grew three tails instead of one.
Lizards have been long known to have the capability to regrow their severed tails. It is a unique trait that they manifest. Finding a two tailed lizard is rare in itself, but to have found a lizard with tree tails is quite out of this world. "I have been studying reptiles for a long time and examined hundreds or maybe thousands of specimens, but this was my very first three-tailed lizard," Daniel Jablonski, a biologist at Comenius University in Bratislava, Slovakia, co-discoverer of the lizard, said.
The three tails of the lizard started to sprout about 10 mm posterior to its cloaca, with the longest one measuring 30 mm, followed by a 15 mm one and last but not the least, the a 10 mm tail. Upon closer look, the researchers found that despite the abnormality the animal displayed there were no signs of health problem or deterioration. The tail also was of different colors from each other, which begs the question how is it possible? There are no other cases of trifurcation with this species, researchers said.
The researchers have come up with a theory explaining that instead of the lizard having severed his tail in a predatory attack or in an unsuspecting accident, the case with the Dalmatian Algyroides is an entirely different event. It seems that the lizard lost all of its tail in a crushing injury to the spinal cord leading to the fragmentation of the vertebrae and subsequent separation of individual regenerating tails. The specimen was not collected by the researchers and was freed after close inspection and recording. The study is published in journal Ecologica Montenegrina.
Many college students are obese because of fast food consumption. This is a serious problem, which isn't as difficult as problems with learning. However, it's very difficult to refuse the consumption of fast food. A group of academic experts from a company CustomWritings (which offers professional essay writing services) offer 10 interesting facts related to this problem, which are very interesting.
Everyone wants to sleep well at night, but it seems that so few of us actually understand the correlation between what we eat and how we sleep. While we understand that getting a great night of sleep on a regular basis is essential for good health, it is another thing entirely to understand how we can actually get to that point.
We constantly hear how diet influences our health, after all, we know that eating too much of the wrong type of food can make you overweight and lead to you developing dangerous diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Selecting the right food is a great job which should be carefully done on one behalf of the health status.
Finding new restaurants to eat at while on vacation doesn't need to be a stressful experience. With a little research, making the most of your surroundings, and some help from the locals, you can have a culinary experience that enhances the whole trip.
It's absolutely and insanely expensive, so never mind. You would probably think like this when somebody invited you to spend a weekend in a wine region. Perhaps you presume that wines are expensive, so as its origin, right? That makes sense. But you, my friend, should know that there is a way to enjoy and explore the valley on a dime.