Friday, September 03, 2010

Evolution in Action: Lizard Moving From Eggs to Live Birth

A yellow-bellied three-toed skink.

A yellow-bellied three-toed skink carrying embryos, visible as light orbs inside its body.

Photograph courtesy Rebecca A. Pyles

Brian Handwerk

for National Geographic News

Published September 1, 2010

Evolution has been caught in the act, according to scientists who are decoding how a species of Australian lizard is abandoning egg-laying in favor of live birth.

Posted via email from Web Stream - Vishal Shah (goldenV)

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