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Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Now the important people know

Multiple sources report the "discovery" of the monitor lizard species Varanus bitatawa, a large species in the Philippines. Digging deeper reveals that the fruit eating reptile is actually well known among some Filipino peoples, who hunt it for meat. It isn't particularly endangered. Yet.

Of course, the implication here is that unless Western people have described the species, it hasn't really been discovered. Harrumph.

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