Newly Discovered Lizard Species is All Female, Survives by Cloning

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Though it’s been a well-known ingredient to chefs in
South East Asia for some time, the lizard is new to science.

Though it has been a regular item on menus across the Mekong delta for as long as anyone can remember, the lizard, now known as Leiolepis ngovantrii, has just recently been introduced to science.

The unusual description of the species places it in the one percent of reptiles that reproduce via parthenogenesis—in which embryos are clones of their mothers.

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