Amazing little dragon-like creatures discovered in the Andean cloud forests of Ecuador and Peru

Dwarf 'dragons' discovered in Ecuadorian and Peruvian cloud forests

Dwarf ‘dragons’ discovered in Ecuadorian and Peruvian cloud forests

They look like tiny dragons. That makes them really attractive for some people.

Researchers have discovered three new species of woodlizards — relatively large lizards resembling mini-dragons — living in the Andean cloud-forests of Peru and Ecuador.

The three new species — Enyalioides altotambo, Enyalioides anisolepis and Enyalioides sophiarothschildae — brings the total number of known woodlizards to 15. That’s quite a leap from less than 10 years ago, when study co-author Omar Torres-Carvajal was completing his post-doctoral work. At that time, there were just seven such woodlizards known to science.

Source: Washington Post

Written by CW Staff

In the late 80s I started investigating UFOs and crop circles and joined the CCCS (Centre for Crop Circle Studies) and a local group researching strange sightings and reports along the south coast of Dorset (UK). In the early ’90s I started my own research group called SPS (Strange Phenomena Studies), this was renamed in 2004 to Cryptoworld.