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Erinaceus

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https://www.smh.com.au/environment/...ding-the-tasmanian-tiger-20230625-p5dj9o.html

A tiny lizard species described as the "most endangered reptile in the world" has been found in grasslands west of Melbourne in a development that scientists are comparing to rediscovering the Tasmanian tiger.

The first Victorian grassland earless dragon to be sighted in more than 50 years, was discovered in February by two early career ecologists who captured a photo of the reptile which was thought to be extinct.
 
How many people, upon seeing this critter in nature, would know it was a significant find? Likely not many. While it was presumed extinct for a long time, the comparison to the thylacine is too dramatic IMO.
 
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