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Taxo Faxo

Can you tell the difference between the different iguanas that live on the Galapagos Islands? Do you know a saddleback tortoise from a domed tortoise? Take your best shot.

Of the lizards shown, this is the only one that isn’t a marine iquana. (Click on the picture.)


*By the way, Taxo Faxo is faux Latin for “Taxonomy Facts.” When scientists organize animals into groups it’s called taxonomy. Comparing similarities and differences is how taxonomists figure out which species, or group, an animal belongs to. Usually animals from the same species look and act alike and breed together in the wild.
  The Galapagos tortoise can live for more than 150 years.  

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